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PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 



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GXrCir OIF CHIIG^CB-O, 



FOR THE 



IVIniiioipal Year 1876-7, 



BEING FROM 



3^-A-Y 8, 1876, TO J^IPIRIL 23, 1877 



THE 

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CHICAGO 




CHICAGO : 

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CITY COUNCIL FOR MMICIPAL YEAR 1876-7. 



M. HEATH, Mayoe and President ex officio. 

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, rD. K. PEARSONS 19 Tribune Building. 

^\J. T. McAULEY 200 & 202 East Madison Street. 

„ rA. BALLARD 299 Michigan Avenue. 

\JACOB ROSENBERG 432 Wabash Avenue. 

o rWM. ALDRICH 48 Lake Street. 

""t JOHN L. THOMPSON.... 29 Reaper Block. 

. f JAS. H. GILBERT Room 5, 70 La Salle Street. 

*\JOHN W. STEWART 8 Ellis Park, (Telegraph.) 

. f^MARK SHERIDAN 514 Twenty-sixth Street. 

^\FRED. SOMMER .151 Archer Avenue. 

„ /FRED. LODDING 704 South Halsted Street. 

"\ED. F. CULLERTON 739 Blue Island Avenue. 

r HENRY KERBER 64 Judd Street. 

7MjAS. H. HILDRETH ....572 South Halsted Street. 

(JCHAS. TARNOW 475 West Fourteenth Street. 

J. /JAMES O'BRIEN 181 West Harrison Street. 

''I FRANK LAWLER •., .274 South Morgan Street. 

q/JACOB BEIDLER 67 South Sangamon Street. 

''IJOHN M. VAN OSDEL .41 South Clark Street. 

.^/A. H. SMITH 134 Fulton Street. 

/GEO. E. WHITE 90 North Sangamon Street. 

J. B. BRIGGS 2&4 Wabash Avenue. 

A. G. THROOP 13 South Sheldon Street. 



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jgfS. H. McCREA_. 167 East Washington Street. 



J. T. RAWLEIGH 99 Green Street. 



jo/S. E. CLEVELAND 69 North Leavitt Street. 

' /WM. WHEELER 493 West Indiana Street. 

../M. RYAN 326 Milwaukee Avenue. 

/JOHN BAUMGARTEN 13 South Halsted Street. 

,. I FRANK NIESEN ." 758 North Halsted Street. 

I A. W. WALDO <-« '...., 7 North Avenue. 

-.g I JACOB LENGACHER , ...-.: 366 Sedgwick Street. 

I FRANK LINSENBARTB .'...! 518 North Dearborn Street. 

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-,„/PAVID MURPHY > 42 & 44 North Market Street. 

'^/M. SWEENEY 82 Oak Street. 

jg/ JACOB BOSER ...1 150 East Indiana Street. 

\JAS. A. KIRK 358 North Water Street. 

*Died January 8, 1877. 

f-Resigned June 21, 1876. 

JElected to fill vacancy, July 12, 1876. 

^Died December 13, 1876. 



STANDING COMMITTEES 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 



FOR, THE MXJ^N^ICIP^X. YE^R ±&Ve-'7. 



Finance — Aid. McCrea, Briggs, Eosenberg, Pearsons, Lengacher. 

Railroads — Aid. Aldrich, Boser, Stewart, Throop, Niesen. 

UDiciARY— Aid. Thompson, Gilbert, Waldo, Lawler, Hildreth, *Tarnow. 

Fire and Water— Aid. Kirk. Ballard, Sheridan, Van Osdel, Cleveland, f Sommer. 

Schools— Aid Cleveland, Linsenbarth, Van Osdel, Briggs, Stewart. 

Wharfing Privileges— Aid. Smith, Baumgarten, Murphy, Beidler, Sommer, J Sweeney. 
Streets and Alleys— S. D.— Aid. Gilbert^ Sheridan, Ballard, Pearsons, Aldrich, Sommer. 
Streets and Alleys— N. D.— Aid. Waldo, Lengacher, Murphy, Boser, JSweeney. 
Streets and Alleys— W. D.— Aid. Baumgarten, Lodding, Rawleigh, Smith, Cleveland, 

Kerber, Beidler, Throop, Lawler. 
Wharves and Public Grounds— Aid. Briggs, Stewart, Rosenberg, Wheeler, Kirk. 
Local Assessments— Aid Lawler, Waldo, Ryan, Lodding, Sweeney. 
Bridewell— Aid. Sheridan, Van Osdel, Kerber, Baumgarten, Waldo, f Sommer. 
Police— Aid. McAuley, CuUerton, Kirk, Niesen, Gilbert. 
Licenses— Aid. Rosenberg, Waldo, McCrea, Cleveland, Baumgarten. 
Gas Lights— Aid. Rawleigh, Aldrich, Pearsons, CuUerton, Thompson. 
Harbror and Bridges— Aid. Beidler, O'Brien, Throop, Ballard, White. 
Printing— Aid. Pearsons, Kirk, Lawler, Linsenbarth, Murphy, ^ Sweeney. 
Markets— Aid. Kerber, O'Brien, Smith, Sweeney, Hildreth, "^^Tarnow. 
Public Buildings— Aid. Van Osdel, Ballard, Smith, Boser, Sheridan, f Sommer. 
County Relations— Aid. Throop, Rosenberg, CuUerton, Beidler, McAuley. 

*To fill vacancy caused by resignation of J. H. Hildreth 
t To fill vacancy caused by death of Aid. Sheridan. 
J: To fill vacancy caused by death of Aid. Murphy. 



EXPLANATION OF TERMS. 



In the Index frequent references are made to the Standing Committees of the 
Council, and the several City Officers, where the names or titles of such Committees 
and Officers are not printed at length. For the better understanding of such abbre- 
viations as occur, the following explanation is given : 

F. & W Committee on Fire and Water. 

G. L <' " Gas Lights. 

^- ^ " " County Relations. 

H. and B " " Harbor and Bridges. 

Jiid ** " Judiciary. 

W. and P. G « " Wharves and Public Grounds. 

I^- E, '< " Railroads. 

S. & A., S. D " " Streets and Alleys, South Division. 

S. & A., N. D " '' " *' ^' ^ North Division. 

S. & A., W. D " '« ^' <' " West Division. 

S. & A., 3 D " '« " " » North, South and West Divisions. 

Wh'fgPriv " " Wharfing Privileges. 

P- B " " Public Buildings. 

Local Asst " " Local Assessments. 

B. P. W Board of Public Works. 

B. of P " '< Police Commissioners. 

B. of E " " Education. 

B. of H " " Health. 

Con. in Concurred in. 

Tabled Temp Tabled Temporarily. 

Pub Published. 

SeL Com Select Committee. 

Ref. Referred. 

Post Postponed. 

Corp, Counsel Corporation Counsel. 

P- W Department of Public Works. 

H. & C. R Health and County Relations, 



REFERENCE TO INDEX 



Appointments , , , TX 

Boaid of Education ."AV"/. "//......!!.,.".."! y 

City Attorney y 

City Clerk ^ 



City Collector it 

City Marshal 3///"/. 7 """//"".".'.'. '"'.'.' x 

City Treasurer ^ ._" ^ 

Chicago Relief and Aid Society yt 

Clerk of Police Oourt "".".'.'.".'.""".'.' yt 

Commissioner of Taxes..... !..!.!. .!!!.. !.'.'.'.!. !.....".' yt 

Committee on Finance , '."'.'.'.'.'."'.".'.'.'.'."'."". XT 

Committee on Fire and Water .'..'."."'.".'.'..'..'.'.".'.'.".'. Xjy 

Committee on Gas Lights .'.'.'."*." '.."'.' "XTTT 

Committee on Harbor and Bridges. .'.'..'....'.".'.'.'.'..'.'.'..'.'.'.'. XITI 

Committee on Health and County Relations !!.!*.'.*.".".'.."!".'..'.'.'.".'.!."*.'.".'.! XITT 

Committee on Judiciary , ....'.'.'. .'.'... xiY 

Committee on Licenses .'..."'.".*.V.V.V.".".*.'."V.'.".V..'.".'.'.'.'.'.'.'." XV 

Committee on Local Assessments '.'.'.".".'.".".'.'..'.*". XV 

Committee on Markets .'...'.'..'.."."... * XV 

Committee on Police ',",,[ J^j 

Committee on Printing..... .".".'.' ^vj 

Committee on Public Building ".*.".*.".",. XVT 

Committee on Railroads v^rr 



Committee on Schools. 



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>^v^i.iiuii,i,co uti oi;iiuuia XVTT 

Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D. XVTT 

Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D ' xVTT 

Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D '.* .".' XTX 

Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds yty 

Comptroller ^Jih 

Council .....!....".".!.'.'.'.'.'.".".'.*.".'.' XX 

Council Meetings ................................."....... XXT 

Counsel to tbe Corporation !'.'..".'.'.'.". XXTT 

Department of Public Works '"" XXTT 

Directors of the Public Library xvtt 

Elections •' XXTTT 

Estimates of Cost of Lamp Posts .'.'..'.'.'.'.'."".'. XXTTT 

Estimates of Cost of Private Drains XXTTT 

Estimates of Cost of Sidewalks "". XXIIT 

Estimates of Cost of Street Improvements xxttt 

Fire Marshal XXTV 

Health Department. XXTV 

Inspector of Boilers XXIV 

Inspectors of House of Correction .'.'.'.'.".' XXTV 

Inspector of Gas Meters XXTV 

Inspector of Mineral Oils XXTV 

Invitations YvTir 

Mayor "..[ZZ'ZZ ^v 

Official Bonds ' yyv 

Orders.... I!.'..'.'."" XXV7 

Ordinances— General xxrx 

Ordinances— Lamp Posts -.""/..'". ........l...........!!..,,"..!!!...!!!!!."!!!....!! XXXn 

Ordinances— Onenings, Widenings and Extensions .".'.'".' XXXTT 

Ordinances— Sidewalks '."..'.'."..'.'."'.'.'.'.'.'.".;'.".".".'.'.!!'.'.!.".".'.'.."!!'.'.'.'.'.'."" XXXII 

Ordinances — Street Improvements !..................!!...!!..""!.".*.'.."!."!!.!"..!!!."!!!!" XXXIII 

Ordinances — Vacations "^. /.......!!"".!...".....!!,..!....."!!.!..!!!....."..".. ....... XXXIII 

Park Commissioners i!.!..!.!!!.!....."!!.....'. XXXIII 

Petitions and Communications .' .'.',....'.".*.'.'."".'.'.'..."..'.'.'.'.'.'."'.'.'.'.".'.".'.'.*.' XXXIV 

Remonstrances XXXVII 

Resignations '^.^^^'.z::::zzz:z:::z'.:z:::z:zzzzz:::zz^^ 

Resolutions.. XXXVIII 

Sleect Committees ^^-^j 

Superintendent of Buildings XLII 

Superintendent of Police XLII 



inSTDEX. 



APPOINTMENTS. - 

Anthony, Elliott, Counsel to Corporation PnnfirmaH'^^^'fV 

Arnold, Isaac N., Member of Board of Education ronfir^!rt iw 

Benzinger, Fred., Sealer of Weights and Measures ;."" Mart^ts IRI 

Benzinger, Fred., Sealer of Weights and Measures Oonfirn.fi,l Itq 

Best, Henry, Deputy Clerk Police Court Conhrmed 179 

Bluthardt, T. J., Member of Board of Education """. Sohool« 7^ 

Bluthardt, T. J, Member of Board of Education ""'H^^nrZ^ 191 

Bluthardt, T. J., Member of Board of Education TiFultl^ 189 

Brenan, C. H., Clerk Police Court, W. D -Kejected 18/ 

Cleveland, L. D., Superintendent of Buildings ].. p g' j^f 

Cleveland, L. D., Superintendent of Buildings ;..*.'.'.".'.".'.'..' ' 'confirmpH 99-7 

Derickson,K. P., Comptroller Z Confirmed 22 

DeWolf, O. C, Health Commissioner PnnfirmoH q9^ 

Farwell, J. A., Comptroller Confirmed fi^ 

Finucan,M.,A8s't Weigher '. ^Z Z^ZTr::. Markets 2?? 

Finucan, M., Ass't Weigher n^lfiv^ h til 

Fost^. tW.^ J. Ass;! Weigher :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::;:::::::::::::::::::;::;:::::::::::::::::::::SS^rd 

SSii^l-^^r^^^er:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::- ^^£Sg? 

Graham, Adam, City Weigher ". Deferred m 

Graham, Adam, City Weigher Confirmed 200 

He^7Vrrt";^^^^f^^ :j::::::::::::::::::::::;:;::::::::::gonS d 'S9 

Heafford, W. H.. City Collector Confirmed 241 

Hendrickson, Sam. T., Ass't Weigher Confirmpd 9fii 

Hotz, Christopher, Member of Board of Education .■.■.■::■■■" ' Confirmed 18ft 

Jacobs, 0. B., Member of Board of Education Confirmed isn 

Johnson, Anthony, Ass't Weigher ;::::. ..;•: Confirmed 172 

Jones, H. J., Examiner of Subdivisions " 'onnfirniprl 9n^ 

Judges and Clerks of Election Z ZZIZZ: Confirmed 94 

lufcr^'l'^H''''"''^'""*'"" •■ ••• :."::.-::..Confirmed 422 

TnHf!nf^,'''«''° Confirmed 428 

&. T^^'^^'^A-V; w""i: Confirmed 429 

Junker, Henry, Ass't Weigher Markets Ifil 

Junker, Henry, Ass't Weigher ;........::.......:.■. DefeYred 179 

Junker, Henry, Ass't Weigher 'Hftipcted 900 

Kaatner, Jos., Ass't Weigher Markets 152 

Kaatner, Jos., Ass't Weigher .. 'Sected 179 

Ka^tner,Kichard, Ass't Weigher ZZZZZZ^SSZi^ 

T^M!^i''^'''"^''!w^-^u^'" Markets 5& 

La Motte, Anton, Ass't Weigher Confirmed 139 

Lauer, Jacob, Ass't Weigher Markets 152 

Lauer, Jacob, Ass't Weigher Confirmed 179 

Lawrence, C. B., Member of Board of Education "."".'.'.".'".'."""confirmed 185 

Loewenthal, B., Director Public Library Confirmefl 75 

Loomis, E. E., Ass't Weigher ...... Markets 225 

^^.^-^Assvweigher...^ • ■'■"■^■^:z:zzz:zzz::isS^el'^ 

McVicker,B., Health Commissioner Confirmed 114 

Mahla, Fred., Member of Board of Education ; Confirmed 185 

Maierhofer, Lorenz, Ass't Weigher Markets 157 

Maierhofer, Lorenz, Ass't Weigher ."..".".".■..".■".■.■.".■.■.■.■.'.■.■.■.■.■.".■.■.".■.■"Reported 179 

Maierhofer, Lorenz, Ass't Weigher Confirmed 200 

Jftenge, A., Ass't Weigher Marlrets 159 

^-ge,A ABsHweiW zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz:^^^ ]^ 

Murphy, John D., Boiler Inspector . F & W 60 

v"f^i?^''^^*'°.?-'.^'^"?J'.^.'''P^'^*°^ .■."."■■."."■■■■.■.".".■.".■.■.■■."."."."."confirmed 95 

Nutzhom, G. D., Ass't Weigher Markets 247 

Nutzhorn,G.D., Ass't Weifher ZIZ/ZZZZ^^^^ ^ 

u JNeil, John, Commissioner of Board of Public Works Filed 60 

Ohnger, J. P., Member of Board of Education "" Schools 75 

Olmger, J. P., Member of Board of Education Reported 121 

Ohnger, J. P., Member of Board of Education j .■.'.'.■. .".".Rejected 182 

Olson, Ingwell, Member of Board of Education ( Schools 75 

Olson, Ingwell, Member of Board of Education , Reported 121 

Olson, Ingwell, Member of Board of Education Rejected 182 

Powell, S., Ass't Weigher ; .Confirmed 253 



X INDEX. 

PAGE 

PrusBing, Ernst, Member of Board of Education Confirmed 197 

Richter, Frank, Ass't Weigher ...Markets 59 

Richter, Frank, Ass't Weigher Confirmed 139 

Richberg, John C, Member of Board of Education ...Schools 75 

Richberg John C, Member of Board of Education Reported 121 

Richberg, John C. Member of Board of Education Rejected 182 

Schubert, F. E., Ass't Weigher .Marlcets 15z 

Schubert, F. E., Ass't Weigher ...Deferred 179 

Schubert, F. E., Ass't Weigher ^''''f''™^^ ^22 

Scranton, A. R., Director of Public Library Confirmed 76 

Sergeant-at-Arms of Council 'X'"^ ': „^ 

Shorey, D. L., Director of Public Library Confirmed 75 

Stafford, J. F., Oil Inspector 4;"; J ITj 

Stafford, J. F., Oil Inspector ..Deferred 214 

Stafford, J. F., Oil Inspector Confirmed 243 

Volz, John, Ass't Weigher ^°°f''™®^ !o^ 

Wells, Wm. H., Member of Board of Education Confirmed 185 

Wilce, Thos,, Member of Board of Education V>'r /*! -,l^ 

Wilce, Thos., Member of Board of Education Reported 121 

Wilce, Thos., Member of Board of Education ...R^ected 182 

Wright, H. P., Health Commissioner Confirmed 275 



BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

Asking investigation of charges against members of Board -Jud. 162 

Asking investigation of charges against members of Board i"F , tf» 

Lease of W. D. Reservoir lot, asking c v! i oi 

Lease of R. C. Rounsavell, asking extension of. ^ ^ i j^ 

Salaries paid by Board, concerning bchools 24 

School property, list of. ^ no 

School property, list of. ^"e<i 130 



CITY ATTORNEY. 

Allen, J. Adams, on petition of. S. and A., S. D, 279 

Annual report -j;^^- %] 

Ayer & Kales, on employment of. -i"^- ^| 

Clerks of Police Courts, concerning appointment of. JUQ- ^l 

Fish Inspector, ordinance abolishing office of. ■"■A " j ooo 

Fish Inspector, ordinance abolishing office of v^a ori 

Loewy, A., on petition of W^^f^ ^^^ 

Prosecuting Attorney for West Division, concerning ^..jua. ^1.3 

Reorganizing City under general law of 1875, on petition for Con. m yi 

Tuley, M. F., concerning employment of. ''^^- 1*'^ 



CITY CLERK. 

Employes, list of city Referred 24 

Licenses issued, number of. Licenses 40 

Licenses, amount collected for finance 251 

Returns of election, concerning **i 



CITY COLLECTOR. 

Amount collected as shown by books of Geo. Van Hollen Finance 336 

Amount collected under administration of the Comptroller finance d.ib 

Amount collected from November 6th to December 31st, 1876 *^"^.'J*'*^ H^ 

Amount collected for licenses to October 31st, 1876 *i'®*^ ^°* 



List of Saloons. 



CITY MARSHAL. 

Police 24 



INDEX. XI 

CITY TREASURER. 
Annual report FinanJm 



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CHICAGO RELIEF AND AID SOCIETY. 
Annual report „ i ^ j,jj^^ 323 



CLERK OF POLICE COURT. 

Appointing Henry Best as Deputy jmj £4 

Appointing C. H. Brenan as Deputy ..".....!..."!. ....!!."!"!!!"!!!!!!!]jud. 91 



COMMISSIONER OF TAXES. 

Asking permission to give use of his books to Town Assessors Tabled 2 

Asking permission to give use of his books to Town Assessors Filed 5 



COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. 

Aldermen, on paj'ing salary to qqq jq 134. 

Appropriations for year 1877 ..........*.*.!."!*".'......'.!.'....*."."".!...'...... ..Pub 347 

Baxter, E. T., on petition of, for compensation ................".... ".I. Con in 434 

Bids for city property, on sundry .'.!!."'."!'.*.'.*..'.*.'."'.".,.!!. !'.!!'.!!!!!"...".'.!!!!!!!".Con! in 262 

Bids for city property, on sundry "..........."!!!!!!!!.'."."!.'!!"■ Con in 279 

Bid of Antonio Coari, for lots 19 and 20, B. 12, Newberry's Add'.'.!.'.'.''.'.'.'.'.!!!'.'.*."'.'.'.*.'.'."*.'.'.'."..!!!!'.'.",*".'.". Con' in 279 

Bid of Geo. C. Clarke, for Long John lot Deferred 280 

^•^ ""l S^°- Sv^^^'^H' ^°^ ^""^s John lot !!!!!. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Deferred 287 

Bid of Geo. Watson, for Long John lot Con in 305 

Bid of J. & J. H. Weil, for Long John lot ......!!..... ...V..!!!!!!!!!!.'!!!!.'..'!!!!!!.'!!.Con! in 313 

Bids for lot on Dearborn ave Con' in 399 

Bid of Elias Shipman, for S. i^ lot 12, B. 137, S. S. "Add '.!!!!!!!".!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.".'!"!!! Con' in 279 

Bid of Louis Hass, for lot cor. Washington and Franklin sts Con. in 304 

Bonds, authorizing issue of 95 _ Qqq Jq 73 

Brown, c. E., on petition of, for compensation. !!!.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!con! in 353 

Buckley, Jas., on directing City Clerk to return certain papers to Con. in 305 

Canavan, F. P., on petition of, for issue of duplicate bond Con. in 305 

Carter, W. H., on petition of, for cancellation of tax sale ! Con! in 353 

Carter, A. H., on petition of, for return of money deposited as surety Con. in 399 

Champion Furnace, on communication concerning .". Con. in 252 

City Treasurer, on annual report of. !!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.Con! in 434 

City Collector's report of amount collected for licenses.... !.!..,iCon in 279 

City Collector, on sundry reports of Con! in 353 

Coffin, S. C, on petition of, for compensation !....Con" in 473 

Comptroller's statement for May, 1876, on !...Con! in 313 

Contracts for public improvements, concerning !!!!!!!!."!!!.'.'!!!!!!!.'.'.'.'."!.. ..Pub. 55 

Contracts for public improvements, concerning !!!.!!!.'iiec*o'm"mitte(i 72 

Cordell, K, on petition of, for compensation Con. in. 353 

County Commissioners' petition for use of streets around Court House Square, on Con. in 473 

Cox & Walker's petition for settlement of account, on Con. in 279 

Crib, on safety of. Pub. 452 

Delinquent taxes, on mode of procedure for collection of. ! !!!!!!!!!!. !!..!!!pub 118 

Dickey & Caulfield.on bill of. Con. in 305 

Election for Mayor, on calling Pub. 43 

Election for Mayor, on calling .'...'.......'. ........'.'....'.'.'.'.'.'."........Con. in 47 

Election, on paying judges and clerks of. ."....!..'.".'.".!..'.'.....' .' !..!..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.!!con! in 210 

Employes in Water Department, on payment of Filed 164 

Employes, on list of Con. in 313 

Finances, and payment of certificates Con. in 33 

Finances, on resolution concerning Con. in 54 

First M. E. Church, on petition of, for rebate of tax Con! in 279 

Fitzsimons & Connell, on petition of Deferred 163 

Fitzsimons & Connell, on petition of Filed 169 

Frank, M., on petitiou of, for situation Con in 434 

FuUerton Avenue Conduit, on construction of Filed 169 

Goldberg, S., on remitting fine of. Con. in 94 



XII INDEX. 

PAGE 

Goudy & Chandler, on bill of Con. in 353 

Hamilton, T. H., on petition of, for compensation for inspecting boilers Con. in 279 

Hildreth, W. F., on petition of. Con. in 210 

Hoyne, Thomas, on communication from, concerning acts of S. S. Hayes Con. in 54 

Hughes, K. E., on communication from, concerning inspection of buildings Con. in 353 

Insuring Public Library, on Con. in 134 

Jenks, James, on bill of, for use of smoke burner * Con. in 434 

Jennings & Conger, on bill of, for injury to horse Con. in 210 

Kennedy, W. W., on claim of Put). 55 

Kennedy, W. W., on claim of Con. in 72 

Laracy, Wm., petition for pay for scavenger work Deferred 313 

Laracy, Wm., petition for pay for scavenger work.* Recommitted 346 

Lamey, P., petition for compensation for horse • Con. in 353 

Legal" services, on employment of extra Con. in 54 

Legal services, amount paid for Con, in 313 

Martin, R., petition for compensation Con. in 279 

Member of Board of Health, on petition of, for pay Con. in 279 

Member of Board of Health, on petition of, for pay Con. in 353 

Menge Bros., petition for compensation for land Con. in 434 

Milwaukee Avenue Viaduct, on petition for completion of. Deferred 252 

Milwaukee Avenue Viaduct, on petition for completion of Con. in 304 

Police, on disbanding Filed 94 

Release of wharfing mortgages Con. in 305 

Ryan, Officer, relief from judgment Filed 434 

Sewer on Halstead st., on communication from Mayor concerning Con. in 279 

Sewers, on sundry petitions for Con. in 353 

Sealer of Weights and Measures, on abolishing oflBce of. Deferred 473 

Shoemaker & Howell, petition to pay taxes with a voucher, etc Con. in 313 

Stevens, S., on petition of, compensation for injuries , Con. in 434 

Street cleaning, concerning Con. in 252 

Street improvements, concerning Filed 279 

Superintendent of Buildings, on Annual Report of. Con. in 353 

Tax Fighters, on withdrawing protection from property of. Con. in 134 

Temporary loans, in anticipation of taxes, on authorizing Con. in 80 

Tuley, Stiles & Lewis, petition for compensation Filed 210 

Tuley, M. F., petition for compensation • Con. in 434 

Tyrrell, Mary, petition for compensation for injuries Con. in 313 

Water Works crib, on safety of. Pub. 452 



COMMITTEE ON FIRE AND WAT-ER. 

Bituminous coal, on directing Board of Public Works to use Pub. 121 

Bituminous coal, on directing Board of Public Works to use Con. in 131 

Boiler Inspector, on appointment of J. D. Murphy as Con. in 95 

Boiler Inspector, ordinance concerning Pub- 67 

Boiler Inspector, ordinance concerning Recommitted 73 

Boiler Inspector, ordinance concerning Pub. 95 

Boiler Inspector, ordinance concerning •. Jud. 109 

Boiler Inspector, concerning j...Pub. 318 

Boiler inspection, concerning Con. in 343 

Chimneys, construction of. • Con. in 95 

Cregier, D. C, asking appointment of ....Pub. 33 

Cregier, D. C, asking appointment of. Con. in 72 

Fire Department repairs, cost of - ....Pub. 28 

Fire Department repairs; cost of *^-'i''^ i«« 

Fire Department, on purchasing relief engines for ...Filed 166 

Fire Marshal'* report of violations of building law '^•'/^ jcc 

Firemen's petition concerning reduction of salaries v h itr 

Firemen's petition for increased salaries .........Pub. 166 

Fire plug corner Mark and Halsted sts., on order for Con. in 266 

Hay press on Arnold st., on remonstrance against Con. in 318 

Lippincott, 0., on petition of Con. in 384 

Murphy, J. D., on appointment of. Boiler Inspector ^on. in 95 

Oil inspection, on reducing rates for ....Pub. 215 

Oil inspection, on reducing rates for t\ f^' ^j orc 

Oil Inspector, on petition of, for inerease of fees Deferred 266 

Oil Inspector, on petition of, for increase of fees •"^^"- ^^ ^^^ 

Oil Inspector, ordinance fixing fees of Deferred 2J8 

Oil Inspector, ordinance fixing fees of. i^ r ' ^°, iq? 

Smoke burners, on petition of M. F. Coughlin, concerning .Deferred 134 

Smoke burners, Coughlin & Jenks' proposition t? V /i iqf 

Smoke burners, on O. C. Chase's proposition .Defei-red 134 

Smoke burners, on 0. C. Chase's i)roposition ^ , " p ™' ^ii 

Smoke burners, on 0. C, Chase's proposition -n V /i i^a 

Smoke burners, on Lester & Co.'s proposition i .Deferred 134 

Smoke burners, on Lester & Co.'s proposition ^®'- ^°°^; j^f 

Smoke burners, on Ha/Jeton's proposition Deterred 134 

Smoke Burners, on Hazleton's proposition a i n ■""' lio 

Smoke burners, Chicago Smoke Consuming Co.'s proposition »el. Corn. 15^ 

Smoke burners, concerning Champion Patent Con, in 266 

Smoke burner, on bill of C. McGenniss for use of. Con. in 384 

Theaters, concerning construction of. Con. in 318 



INDEX. • XIII 

/ 

EAGE 

Theaters, safety of. Recommitted 318 

Theaters, construction of. Pub. 325 

Theaters, construction of. Sel. Com. 337 

Theaters, construction of. Con. in 327 

Trainor, Peter, on re-instating, as member of Fire Department Con. in 266 

Water mains, extension of. Con. in 95 

Water pipe in Elm st., on order for Con. in 266 

Water pipe in Hawthorne ave., on order for Con. in 266 

Water pipe in Henry st., on petition for Con. in 266 

Water rates, on ordinance establishing Pub. 264 

Water rates, on ordinance establishing Con. in 280 

Water rates, on ordinance levying Pub. 318 

Water rates, on ordinance levying Con. in 327 

Water Works engines, conceining Deferred 384 



COMMITTEE ON GAS LIGHTS. 

Aiken & Charles, on bid of, to light city with oil Deferred 238 

Aiken & Charles, on bid of, to light city with oil Con. in 243 

Billings, A. M., on communication of. Deferred 178 

Billings, A. M., on communication of Sel. Com. 198 

Billings, A. M., on communication of Deferred 238 

Billings, A. M., on communication of. Filed 243 

Bowen, Jas., on petition of, for extra compensation Con. in 178 

Burners, on changing size of Pub- 138 

Burners, on changing size of. Con. in 149 

City and County Gas Light Co., on ordinance concerning Con. in 474 

Coke Gas Light Co., on ordinance concerning Pub. 137 

Coke Gas Light Co., on ordinance concerning Con. in 147 

Consumers Gas Light Co., on ordinance concerning Pub. 138 

Consumers Gas Light Co., on ordinance concerning Con. in 148 

Consumers Gas Light Co., on ordinance concerning Pub. 178 

Consumers Gas Light Co., on ordinance concerning Con. in 194 

Contracts with gas companies, on abrogating Deferred 178 

Contracts with gas companies, on abrogating Con. in 193 

Contract with Peoples Gas Light and Coke Co., and recommending Con. in 300 

Gas, concerning price of, in W. D Pub. 294 

Gas, concerning price of, in W. D • Con. in 300 

Gas Works, on ordinance for erection of Pub. 436 

Lamps, on order for extinguishing half street Pub. 84 

Lamps, on order for extinguishing half street Con. in 105 

Lamp in front of lot 5, block 18, 0. T Con. in 137 

Lamp Posts on Franklin St., on ordinance for Filed 57 

Lamp Posts on Honore st, on estimate for Con, in 137 

Time Table for lighting street lamps, on Pub. 97 

Time Table for lighting street lamps, on Con. in 130 

Time Table for lighting street lamps, on Pub. 285 

Time Table for lighting street lamps, on Con. in 296 

Tunnels, on closing, at night Deferred 238 

Tunnels, on closing, at night Corp. Counsel 243 

Tunnels, on closing, at night Filed 248 

Tunnels, on closing, at night .^ ^^'^J'™^ VJH 

Tunnels, on closing, at night Tabled 304 



COMMITTEE ON HARBOR AND BRIDGES. 

Approving purchase of lots 1 and 2 B. 80, Russell, Mather & Roberts Add., on ordinance Con. in 68 

Brown, J. W., petition to be appointed Harbor Master Deferred 179 

Brown. J. W., petition to be appointed Harbor Master Recommitted 197 

Brownj J. W., petition to be appointed Harbor Master Con. m 222 

Brown & Cary, petition concerning Harbor Master Con. in 269 

Harbor Master, on ordinance creating office of. Con. in 269 

Viaducts, on ordinance regulating speed of vehicles over '. Con. in 269 

Widening river near Harrison St., on ordinance Con. in 287 



COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND COUNTY RELATIONS. 

Aldermen, on investigating certain charges against Recommitted 287 

City Scavenger, on ordinance creating office of. Con. in 287 

Council meetings, fixing time for ••••■• V"?-*!*^ ooi 

Health Department, list of employes of Pub. and iiled 287 

Hughes, R. J., communication concerning ventilation of sewers Con. m m 



XIV INDEX. 

PAGE 

McVicker, Dr. B., on charges against , Pub. 169 

McVicker, Dr. B., on charges against Filed 182 

Morgue, concerning condition of. , Con. in 325 

Morgue, on appointing a superintendent for the , Con, in 437 

Relief and Aid Society, on order reqixesting, to unite with Council in aiding poor Con. in 325 

Scavengers, on ordinance concerning Con. in 182 

Scavengerwork, in relation to Con. in 239 

Scavengerwork, on resolution to discontinue Deferred 253 

Scavengerwork, on resolution to discontinue Con. in 304 

Scavengerwork, on bids for Con. in 287 



COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY. 

Aldermen asking for appointments, on resolution censuring Pub. 408 

Anthony, E., on bond of Con. in 72 

Ayer & Kales, on bill of Con. in 121 

Bailiffs, on ordinance concerning Con. in 263 

Best, Henry, on appointment of. Law Dept. 42 

Best, Henry, on appointment of Con. in 51 

Best, Henry, on appointment of Pub. 84 

Best, Henry, on appointment of •. Recommitted 106 

Boiler Inspector, concerning fees of Con. in 214 

Board of Education, on investigating charges against members of Pub. 165 

Board of Education, on investigating charges against members of Con. in 182 

Board of Public Works, on ordinance abolishing Recommitted 186 

Board of Public Works, on ordinance abolishing Law Dept. 200 

Board of Public Works, on legalizing acts of Con. in 214 

Boiler inspection, on ordinance concerning Pub. 83 

Boiler inspection, on ordinance concerning Recommitted 106 

Boiler inspection, on ordinance concerning Lost 243 

Boiler Inspector, concerning fees of Con. in 214 

Briggs, Clinton, on bond of Con. in 49 

City Attorney, on communication from, asking employment of M. F. Tuley in caSe of Rumsey 

vs. City Con. in 165 

City Collector, on ordinance creating office of. Con. in 215 

City Oflaces, on closing at 4 o'clock p. m Laid over 215 

City Marshal, transferring duties of, to Superintendent of Police * Con. in 120 

City Weighers, on ordinance concerning .■ Con. in 264 

City Weighers, on ordinance concerning Pub. 317 

City Weighers, on ordinance concerning Markets 346 

Clerk Police Court, on salary of Con. in 264 

Collectors, compensation of Con. in 407 

Comptroller, on abolishing office of , Con. in 62 

Council meetings, on fixing time for Pub. 41 

Council meetings, on fixing time for Con. in 49 

Council, on amending rules of Con. in 67 

Fish Inspector, on abolishing office of Pub. 121 

Fish Inspector, on abolishing office of '• Con. in 131 

Fulton, Austin, on petition of Con. in 316 

Gregory, Allen, on petition of Con. in 424 

Hack stand, on petition for removal of Deferred 214 

Hack stand, on petition for removal of Recommitted 247 

Hack stand, on order for removal of .-. Deferred 263 

Hack stand, on order for removal of Con. in 304 

Hayes, S. S., on communication from, concerning Comptrollei'ship Pub. and filed 83 

Heafford, Wm. H., on bond of Con. in 252 

Health Department, on cancelling lease taken by Law Dept. 235 

Hildreth, Jas. H., on elegibility of Pub. 459 

House of Correction, compensation of prisoners at Deferred 121 

House of Correction, compensation of prisoners at P"b. 131 

House of Correction, compensation of prisoners at Con. in 156 

Illinois Staats Zeitung, on communication from Con. in 264 

Insurance Companies, tax collected from Con. in 284 

.Justices of the Peace, on jurisdiction of Con. in 263 

Laborers, on petition of, for pay • Con. in 214 

Law Department, on ordinance concerning ■ Pub. 156 

Law Department, on ordinance concerning Withdrawn 182 

Law Department, reducing salaries in Put)- 165 

Law Department, reducing salaries in Con. in 198 

Legal services, concerning extra Pub. 42 

Legal services, concerning extra Con. in 49 

Legal services, concerning extra Con. in 235 

McManus, Alice, on petition of Law Dept. 235 

McVicar, B., on bond of Con. in 264 

Metropolitan Railway Co., on bonds of Con. ui 281 

Morse, Chas. H., on petition of Con. in 214 

Murphy, .John D., on bond of Con. m 121 

Nutzhorn, G. D., on bond of Con. in 400 

O'Brien, Catherine, on petition of ••C'^°' ^^ iqi 

Police, on reducing pay of Deterred 121 

Police, on reducing pay of .Police 130 

Prairie ave., on refunding money paid for improvement of. Con. in 121 



INDEX. XV 

PAGE 

Prindiville, R., on bond of Con. in 121 

Printing, on resolution concerning Con. in 400 

Prosecuting Attorney for Police Court, on creating ofiBceof Con. in 316 

Eeductions made in departments, on resolution concerning Con. in 164 

Reorganization of city, on petition for Law Dept. 83 

Richter, Frank, on bond of Con. in 164 

Rule 41, on amending Con. in 82 

Rule40, on amending Con. in 264 

Sailboats, on ordinance concerning letting of. Con. in 120 

Salaries in City Clerk's oflBce, on reducing Con. in 264 

Sidewalk space on narrow streets, on ordinance fixing Con. in 313 

Signs, on resolution concerning Con. in 214 

Signs, on printing ordinance concerning Con. in 264 

Sitley, Jas. B.. on petition of, for remission of fine •• Con. in 400 

Stafford, J. F.', on appointment of. '. ■ Deferred 214 

Stafford, J. F.. on appointment of Con. in 243 

Tax figbters, on order for list of Con. in 165 

Wells. W. K., on petition of, for remission of fine Law Dept. 235 

Wharfing mortgages, concerning release of Con. in 281 

Widening alley in block 117, S. S. Add Pub..400 

Widening State St Con. in 313 

Wilson, John P., on petition of, for compensation Con. in 214 



COMMITTEE ON LICENSES. 

Boesberg, B., on petition of, for free license Pub. and filed 177 

Commissionaire license, on reducing fee for ■ Con. in 324 

Commissionaire license, on ordinance concerning Con. in 401 

Mack, Geo., for remission of fine, on petition of. Con. in 222 

Nolan, T., on petition of, for rebate on license Con. in 222 

Pawnbrokers, on ordinance concerning Con. in 137 

Pool tables, on ordinance concerning Lost 1/0 

Saloons, on report of Marshal concerning ..Pnb. 88 

Saloons, on report of Marshal concei-ning Con. in 37 

Shows, on amending ordinance concerning Pub. 410 

Shows, on amending ordinance concerning Cen. in 432 

Vanderberg, M., on petition of Deferred 324 

Vanderberg, M., on petition of .Con. in 338 



COMMITTEE ON LOCAL ASSESSMENTS. 

Contractors' claims, on certain Pub. 136 

Contractors' claims, on certain Recommitted 156 

Tax certificates, on resolution concerning redemption of Con. in 136 



COMMITTEE ON MARKETS. 

Benzinger, F., on appointment of , ^^'i^^ 0^7 

City Weighers, on communication concerning Filed 367 



Finucan, M., on appointment 



.Con. in 253 



Graham, Adam, on appointment of Deferred 179 

Graham, Adam, on appointment of. - -Con. m 200 



Hay Market, on petition concerning , 



Con. in 252 



Hide Inspector, on petition for appointment of a Con. in 409 

Hide Inspector, on ordinance creating ofiQce of Con. in 474 

Junker, Henry, on appointment of < Deferred 17J 

Junker, Henry, on appointment of Con. in 200 

Kastner, Jos., on appointment of. fv i*^' ^\ Inq 

Kastner, Richard, on appointment of Deferred 409 

LaMotte, Anton, on appointment of Con. in 137 

Lauer, Jacob, on appointment of Con. in 179 

Loomis, E. E., on appointment of • Con. in ^oj- 

Maierhofer, Lorenz, on appointment of. • "°" "} i'^q 

Maierhofer, Lorenz, on appointment of Deferred 17J 

Maierhofer, Lorenz, on appointment of. Con. m /OO 

Menge, A., on appointment of V. 2"' '^'i 00^ 

Nutzhom, G. D., on appointment of. Deferred 324 

Nutzhorn, G. D., on appointment of Con. m 343 

Powell, Sam., on appointment of. Con. in 25o 

Richter, Frank, on appointment of V. r " ^"^ I^q 

Schubert, F. E., on appointment of. Deferred 179 

Schubert, F. E., on appointment of. Con. in 200 

Stands for express wagons, on ordinance designating Con. in 324 

Volz, John, on appointment of. Con. in 409 



XVI INDEX. 

COMMITTEE ON POLICE. 

PAGE 

Academy of Music, on order to close Con. in 401 

City Marshal, on report of. Con. in 35 

City Marshal, on abolishing oflBce of. Con. in 37 

Fast driving, on order prohibiting Con. iri 401 

Croodell, K. B., on removal of. Con. in 35 

Hickey, M. C, on investigating charges against Deferred 252 

Hickey, M. C, on investigating charges against Con. in 259 

Hickey, M. C, connection of Mayor with trial of Deferred 269 

Hickey, M. C, connection of Mayor with trial of. Con. in 275 

Larned, Mary, on petition of. Con. in 401 

Police, reorganization of. Pub, 28 

Police, reorganization of. Con. in 37 

Sidewalk Inspectors, concerning Pub. 35 

Sidewalk Inspectors, concerning Con. in 43 

Steam whistles, on petition to regulate use of. Con. in 401 



COMMITTEE ON PRINTING. 

Election returns in 10th ward, concerning alleged tampering with Pub. 57 

Election returns in 10th ward, concerning alleged tampering with Con. in 72 

Printing, on resolution concerning German Con. in 139 

Printing, on bids for Con. in 222 

Printing, on bids for Deferred 387 

Printing, oil bids for Con. in 416 



COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 

Building Department, duties of. Con. in 61 

Building Department, on removals in Con. in 61 

Buildings, abolish office of Superintendent of. Con. in 61 

Buildings, B. P. W. to discharge duties pertaining to inspection of. Con. in 61 

Buildings, amend ordinance concerning inspection of. Con. in 180 

Building Superintendent, aboli^!h office of. Deferred 180 

Building Superintendent, abolish office of. , Filed 200 

Building ordinance, on Sel. Com. 326 

City Hall, on proposition of Bouton, et al., offering to construct Pub. 61 

City Hall, on proposition of Bouton, etal., offering to construct Con. in 180 

City Hall, on communication from W. W. Boyington concerning plan for Pub. 61 

City Hall, on communication ft'om W. W. Boyington concerning plan for Con. in 72 

City Hall, on requesting J. J. Egan to prepare plans for Con. in 61 

City Hall dome Con. in 60 

City Hall foundations, on resolution to let contract for Con. in 60 

City Hall, asking time to report on Con. in 139 

City Hall, on having county build Filed 183 

City Hall, on having county build •. Pub. 324 

City Hall, on having county build Filed 338 

Cleaveland, L. D., on appointment of. Con. in 227 

Goldie, Wm., on petition of. Con. in 387 

Nink, A., pay workmen of. Con. in 180 



COMMITTEE ON RAILROADS. 

Chicago City Railway Co., regulating time of running cars on Con. in 87 

Chicago & Englewood Horse Bailroad Co.,. on petition and ordinance concerning Con. in 87 

Chicago'& Illinois River Railroad, on petition of Con. in 87 

Chicago & Southern Railroad, on ordinance concerning Pub. 120 

Chicago & Southern Railroad, on ordinance concerning Con. in 155 

Chicago & Southern Railroad, on ordinance concerning Cob. in 214 

Citizens' Railway Co., on ordinance concerning Con. in 87 

Garden City Railway Co., on petition of, and ordinance concerning Con. in 87 

Horse Railway on Lake st., on ordinance for , Con. in 87 

Lake City Railway Co., on ordinance concerning Con. in 87 

Metropolitan Railway Co., on ordinance concerning , Con. in 87 

North Chicago City Railway Co., concerning terminus of Con. in 87 

Railroad track on Stewart ave, on petition for Pub. 235 

Railroad track on Stewart ave., on petition for S. and A., W. D. 248 

Railroad track on W. Water st.,'bn petition for B. P. W. 82 

Railroad track on W. Water st., on ordinance for Con. in 95 

Relaying track on State st., on ordinance for Con. in 214 

Running time on C, R. I. & P. R. R., concerning Con. in 87 



INDEX. XVii 



PAGE 



Union Stock Yard & Transit Co., on ordinance concerning Pub. 364 

Union Stock Yard & Transit Co., on ordinance concerning Recommitted 387 

Union Stock Yard <fe Transit Co., ou ordinance concerning Deferred 399 

Union Stock Yard & Transit Co., on ordinance concerning Oon. in 409 



COMMITTEE ON SCHOOLS. * 

Members of Board of Education, on nominations of Tub. 121 

Members of Board of Education, on nominations of Postponed* 131 

Members of Board of Education, on nominations of Recommitted 144 

Members of Board of Education, on nominations of. Filed 1.54 

Rounsavell, R. C, on extending lease for ...!....".",'.. !....."!'.!.*.'.'."".......Pub. 34 

Bounsavell, R. C, on extending lease for ...............Con, in 72 

Sale of land in Sec. 21, on ' Pu]^) 34 

Sale of land in Sec. 21, on .....!".......!!!...... !r............Con. in 4fi 



COMMITTEE ON STREETS AND ALLEYS, NORTH DIVISION. 

Bellevue place, on ordinance naming ." Con. in 324 

Catch basins corner Market and Schiller sts , ............Con. in 123 

Chicago & Evanston R. R., on ordinance repealing ordinance concerning Pub. 244 

Chicago & Evanston R. R., on ordinance repealing ordinance concerning Con, in 300 

Filling intersections on Astor St., on order for Deferred 285 

Filling intersections on Astor st., on order for Con, in 304 

Filling Oak st. from Sedgwick st, to Larrabee St., on order for Pub. 123 

Filling Oak st. from Sedgwick st. to Larrabee st., on order for Con. in 130 

Filling Oak st. from Sedgwick st. to Larrabee st., ordinance Con. in 321 

FuUerton avo. conduit, concerning Tub. 57 

Fullerton ave. conduit, concerning , Recommitted 72 

FuUerton ave. conduit, concerning B. P. W. 84 

Oakwood st., changing name of Con. in 267 

Opening Elm St., LaSalle st, to Wells st., on petition for Deferred 435 

Opening N. Franklin st., on ordinance repealing ordinance Con. in 386 

Opening Elm st, LaSalle st. to Wells st., on petition for Deferred 435 

Opening N. I'ranklin st., on remonstrance against Con. in 435 

Opening N. Frai-klin st,, on petition for Con. in 435 

Paving Center st, on petition to repeal ordinance Con. in 385 

Paving Chicago ave., from Clark st to the river, ordinance Con. in 56 

Paving Clark st, from North ave, to Webster ave., ordinance Con. in 167 

Paving Clark st., from North ave. to Wehster ave , ordinance...,, Reconsidered 169 

Paving Clark st, from North ave. to Webster ave., ordinance B. P. W, 169 

Paving Division st, from Stone st, to Lake Shore drive, ordinance Con. in 320 

Paving Huron st, east of State st, on remonstrance against Con, in 84 

Paving Huron st, en petition for Con. in 474 

Paving Illinois st, by private contract, on order Con. in 84 

Paving Lincoln ave., from Wells st to Center st, on order Deferred 252 

Paving Lincoln ave., from Wells st to Center st, on order Recommitted 304 

Paving Michigan st, on remonstrance against Con. in 215 

Paving Sedgwick st by private contract, concerning -. Pub. 34 

Paving Sedgwick St., from North ave. to Lincoln ave., by private contract, on order Con. in 49 

Paving Sedgwick st, on remonstrance against > Filed 56 

Paving Sedgwick St., from North ave. to Lincoln ave,, on ordinance Con. in 123 

Paving State st, from Kinzie st. to Chicago ave., by private contract, on order Con. in 435 

Paving Townsend st, from Oak st to Division st., by private contract, on order Con. in 167 

Paving Townsend st, from Oak st to Division st.on remonstrance against Con. in 267 

Paving Townsend St., from Oak st to Elm st, on ordinance Con. in 320 

Kepair Clybourne ave., on petition to Con. in 320 

Sewer on N. Halsted st, on petition for Con. in 267 

Sidewalk on N. Franklin st., on order for Con. in 169 

Sidewalk on N. Market st, on order for Con. in 170 

Sidewalk on IlHnois st, on petition for P. W. 252 

Widening Sullivan st, on petition for Con. in 442 



COMMITTEE ON STREETS AND ALLEYS, SOUTH DIVISION. 

Allen, J, Adams, on petition of Con. in 166 

Allen, J. Adams, on petition of Con. in 320 

Bell at Wabash ave. crossing of C, B. & Q. R. R., on removing Pub, 56 

Bell at Wabash ave. crossing of C, B. & Q. R. R., on removing Con. in 73 

Bell at State st. crossing of C, B. & Q. R. R , on removing Con. in 166 

Bissell & Hurlbut on petition of. Con. in 56 

Chicago & South Atlantic R. R., on ordinance concerning Filed 55 

Chicago & Englewood R. E., on ordinance concerning Pub. 95 



XVra INDEX. 

PAOB 

CJhicago & Englewood R. R., on ordinance concerning Con. in 131 

Chicago & Englewood R. R., on ordinance concerning Con. in 434 

Citizen's Railway Co., on ordinance concerning .Filed 56 

Concrete pavement, concerning Con. in 236 

Contracts, completion of. Deferred 134 

Contracts, completion of. Deferred 156 

Contracts, completion of Filed 198 

Filling McGlashan St., on order to stop proceedings for Con. in 236 

Grade Archer ave. near Quarry St., on ordinance fixing , Con. in 258 

Gyles pavement, on petition concerning Con. in 134 

Laborers on Lake park, employment of. Con. in 215 

Nuisance at Stock Yards, on abating Con. in 134 

Open alley, from Twenty-third st. to Twenty-fourth st. between Indiana ave. and Prairie ave., 

on repealing ordinance to Pub. 435 

Open alley, block 3, Myrick's add., on ordinance repealing ordinance to Pub. 401 

Open alley, block 3, Myrick's add., on ordinance repealing ordinance to Con. in 423 

Opening alley, blocks 61 and 70, C. T. Sub., W. ^/^ Sec. 27, between Michigan ave. and Indiana 

ave., on ordinance for Pub. 319 

Opening alley, blocks 61 and 70, C. T. Sub., W. 14 Sec. 27, between Michigan ave. and Indiana 

ave., on ordinance for Con. in 347 

Opening Butterfleld st., from Twenty-third st. to Thirty-fifth st., on petition for Con. in 319 

Opening Calumet ave., south of Thirty-fifth st., on petitions for. and remonstrances against Con. in 285 

Opening Calumet ave., south of Eighteenth st., on petition for repeal of ordinance Con. in 385 

Opening Dearborn st., from Jackson st. to Fourteenth st., on petition for repeal of ordi- 
nance ; Corp. Counsel 385 

Opening street south of Aldine square, on petition for Con. in 266 

Opening street south of Aldine square, south of lot 11, block 3, Ellis' west add., on ordinance Con. in 319 

Paving Archer ave., from Halstedst. to soutli branch of south branch, on ordinance for Con. in 122 

Paving Calumet ave., from Twenty-ninth st. to Thirty-first st., on petition to repeal ordinance for.. .Con. in 166 

Paving Haddock place, on petition to repeal ordinance for Con. in 266 

Paving Halsted st., from Archer ave. to Egan ave., on order direct Public Works to prepare 

ordinance for Con. in 425 

Paving Indiana ave., from Twenty-second st. to Twenty-ninth St., by private contract Con. in 17 

Paving Indiana ave., from Twenty-second st. to Twenty-ninth st., on ordinance for Con. in 56 

Paving La Salle St., from Lake st. to Van Buren st., on petition to repeal ordinance for Pub. 384 

Paving La'Salle st., from Lake st. to Van Buren st., on petition to repeal ordinance for Con in 416 

Paving Pacific ave., o^ petition for Con. in 236 

Paving Pacific ave., from Harrison st. to Polk st., on ordinance for Con. in 252 

Paving Sixteenth st., on petition to repeal ordinance for Deferred 266 

Paving Sixteenth st., on petition to repeal ordinance for Recommitted 287 

Paving Sixteenth st., on petition to repeal ordinance for Con. in 319 

Paving State st. from Jackson st. to Harrison st. by private contract, on order for Con. in 166 

Paving Taylor st., on petition for repeal of ordinance for Con. in 435 

Paving Third ave., on petition for repeal of ordinance for Con. in 285 

Paving Vernon ave,, Twenty-ninth st. to northern terminus, on estimate of cost of. Con. in 236 

Polk St. from Fifth ave. to bridge, on repairing Pub. 34 

Polk St. from Fifth ave. to bridge, on repairing Con. in 50 

Railroad track on Clark st., on removal of Pub. 56 

Railroad track on Clark st., on removal of Con. in 72 

Railroad track on Alexander st., on petition of M. Gottfried for Con. in 267 

Railway track on Halsted st. from Archer ave. to Egan ave., on authorizing Chicago City Rail- 
way Co. to lay ; Pub. 424 

Railway track on Halsted st. from Archer ave. to Egan ave., on authorizing Chicago City Rail- 
way Co. to lay Lost 474 

Railroad track on Quarry st., on petition of C. C. Thompson & Co. for Law Dept. 385 

Railroad track on Quarry st., on ordinance authorizing Pub. 425 

Railroad track on Quarry St., on ordinance authorizing Con. in 437 

Railroad track on Van Buren st., on ordinance authorizing Chicago City Railway Co. to lay Deferred 425 

Railway track on Van Buren st., on ordinance authorizing Chicago City Railway Co. to lay Con. in 429 

Sidewalk on Archer ave. from Halsted st. to river, on ordinance for : Con. in 266 

Sidewalk around Court House Square, on petition for Con. in 235 

Sidewalk on Dearborn st., between Fourteenth and Fifteenth sts., on remonstrance against ...Recommitted 56 

Sidewalk on Dearborn St., from Thirty-third to Thirty-fourth sts Con. in 236 

Sidewalk on La Salle st., from Lake st. to Randolph st Recommitted 320 

Sidewalk on La Salle St., from Lake st. to Randolph st Con. in 385 

Sidewalk on La Salle st., from Randolph st. to Washington st Recommitted 320 

Sidewalk on La Salle st., from Randolph st. to Washington st Con. in 385 

Sidewalk on La Salle st., from S. Water st. to Lake st Racommitted 320 

Sidewalk on La Salle st., from S. Water st. to Lake st Con. in 385 

Sidewalk on Randolph st., on petition for repair of Con. in 215 

Sidewalk on Forest ave., from Thirty-seventh st. to Thirty-eighth st., on order for Con. in 266 

Sidewalk on Thirty-eighth st., from Forest ave. to Prairie ave., on order for Con. in 385 

Sidewalk on Thirty-second st.. from Indiana ave. to Trairie ave, on ordinance for Con. in 319 

Sidewalk on Thirty-third St., from State st. to Dearborn st., on ordinance for Con. in 236 

Steam power on Clark st., on ordinance concerning use of Con. in 121 

Truck stand on Market st., removal of Con. in 134 

Vacation of streets in B. 4, Rees' Add. to Brighton Pub. 236 

Vacation of streets in B. 4, Rees' Add. to Brighton Con. in 248 

Vacation of alleys in B. 3, Brown's Add Con. in 267 

Widening Douglas ave., from S. Park ave. to Clark St., on order concerning Con. in 319 

Widening B'arrell St., from Archer ave. to Thirty-first st., on ordinance repealing ordinance for Pub. 55 

Widening Farrell St., from Archer ave. to Thirty-first St., on ordinance repealing ordinance 

for Indefinitely postponed 72 

Widening Halsted st., near C. A. & St. L. R. R., on petition for Con. in 385 

Widening roadway of Michigan ave., on petition for Con. iu 285 

Widening State st., expediency of abandoning proceedings for. Con. in 385 

Widening Thirty-fifth St., on order concerning Con. in 319 



INDEX. XIX 



COMMITTEE ON STREETS AND ALLEYS, WEST DIVISION. 



Cbicago, Milmgton and \V estern R. R., on petition of and ordinance concerning.... P„h i^^ 

Chicago, Ml ington and \Vestern K. R., on petition of and ordinance concerniSf ::::: il^wDent' ^55 

Chicago, Milhngton and \Vestern R. R., on petition .,f and ordinance concerninl Con^n IS 

S-V,°^'°l f'^untaii corner Milwaukee ave. and Chicago ave., on order for. .. oZ' . ]tl 

Fi ing Fu ton St., from Canal st. to Sangamon st., on^esoluiion concerning ::::::::::::;:;: gn n III 

Fi ing Fulton St., from Canal st. to Sangamon St., on resolution concerninl... Con* n JS 

Fillmg Harrison St., from Wood st. to Western ave., on ordinance for _ Con' n S 

Gas on Barber st., on petition for. *~'^^- ^" *^° 

Gas on Barber st., on petition for "..Pub. 28 

Gas on Ewing St., on petition for ^o°- ^^ ^8 

Grade of O'Neil St., on ordinance establisbiiVg.;'.'.*.'. y,°^- ^° *26 

Grading Hoy ne ave., from Madison st. to Harrison st, on petition for ".■."■: cZ' Jn Q? 

Harrison St. bridge, concerning oon. m y? 

Horse railway on Canal St., Canalport are. and wV Twelfth st.V on ■oi'din^nce'tbrV.;:^ ?ub 425 

Horse railway on Canal st., Canalport ave. and W. Twelfth st on ordinance for ••••i'ub. 4Z6 

Horse railway on Halsted st-, fron^ Harrison st to south branch?, .f. """ Sn' In t?I 

Horse railway on O'Neil St., on ordinance for •;;^°^- ^5 ^^ 

Horse railway on O'Neil St., on ordinance for.. I»eterred 267 

nZll ^!^!^ °'' n^Y '*• *° Central park, on ordinanceVorextendon of.:::::::::::::;:;:::::::: S' S III 

Horse railway on Ogden ave., on ordinance for ^ , *TZ 

Horse railway on Ogden ave., on ordinance for.. . ....fub. 57 

Improvement of Canal st, on petition for I, Y,°^- P ,^1 

Improvement of Ewing st, on petition for p • P 2% 

Improvement of Madison st, on petition for repeal of ordin^ce for"::::::::::::: Cnn in tsfi 

Improvement of W. Polk st, on petition for..... Vf':;';',;^°;/5 oo? 

Improvement of W. Polk st, on petition for Recommitted 221 

Improvement of Simpklns st., on petition for p ' P ,0! 

Improvement of W. Twelfth st, on petition for.....:::::. p -^ Za 

Lawndale Railroad Co., on ordinance concerning p 1° tec 

Lawndale Railroad Co., on ordinance concerning. . " p" "P- ff^ 

Lowrey, A., on petition of, concerning alley ;..;;: rZ' ]^ oat 

R?!°i°l^"jy!Z- y^ ^- 26. C- T. Sub., S. E. }4 Sec. 17, on peti^tion'forr^peaiof ordVnance:.::::::;:::;;Con- n ^ 



0^0" "° T:;"'^- /2 "• ^", v.. ±. ouu., ». ju. >4 sec. 17, on petition for repeal of ordinance Con In 436 

Opening Artesian ave. and Seymour st, on ordinance repealing ordinance Pub ^ 

Opening Artesian ave. and Seymour st, on ordinance repealini ordinance Con^n ^0 

Opening Eleventh St. on petition for i^on. m &u 



Opening Eleventh st, on petition for repeal of ordinance for S" 1^ S« 

Opening Irving ave., on ordinance for p • P 2^° 

Opening Irving ave., on ordinance for t-on. in 401 

Opening McGrath st., on petition for repeal of ordinance:::::.'::::::;": rZ' !« 95? 

Paving, on ordinance concerning kind of blocks to be used for :.'.'.'.: ■.;'.; Con' n 44q 

Paving Canal st. by private contract, on order for n • ^l 

Paving Clinton st, on petition for ';f^- P *^^ 

Paving Fulton st from Sangamon st.to Elizabeth 8t.',"on"e'8't'i'mai*eof"co;i' of :.'.■.'.■.■.;'.:;:::';;;; Con in 163 



Paving Halsted st, on remonstrance against '' ' 7°°-. „„. 

Paving Halsted st, on petition for repeal of ordinance'for.V.V.':::.'.:'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.;;'.'.'.'.'.'.'.*;;."*;": "R^comSted 337 

llT.1 ?±*!? "br^l^ !tV!?-^ 2^ -^r-- f- :•- ::Eepo;ted'an'd^:c:mrt?ed S 



?a; nf T ak' 1" ?°"^ ^ ^^ """ '^ ^- '^ ^- ^^ ^- R^by Pri-te'con ta ii'onSr for r"" ^^^°°^^^«^,^ 3, 
f aSnf Lake .t ' flZ Z'T'"" ^^'^ *° ^i ^ ^- ^- ^- ^^ ^^ P"^^*^ ^°°tract on order for.. ... •.■.•. I'con. in 50 
llTr,^ M^Z!bIr^I'^i'^rA7'!^^'^.?I^'^^^^^ -°?-»i°g assessment for Con. il 26? 



Paving Morgan st, from Harrison st to Twelfth st, on order for ' c"-,"- 221 

Paving Polk st from Halsted st. to Center ave., by private contract, on order for" Con" iS 62 

Paving Union Park place, on petition for repeal of ordinance for ... .Z^ Con S 267 

Planking Throop st, on order for p*'°' P ^" 

J^llrn^H ^^""^ ""^ 1!^^^"^ ^^^^ °^ P^*^*^°° «^ S- McKi'c'hrn'for per'm'is';ion'toia:f .■.■.■;;.V.'.:'';;; Con in 269 

SS SI Tu %'^KS^A:i^zr:r'' ^^^^^^* ^^^-"'^°^^ ^- ™^^- ^ iay-:::::::::::::::S: S q 

Repair Lake st, on order to Con. in 35 

Repair crossing on Ashland ave., on order to ' V>^°' '^ Ha 

Sidewalks on unimproved streets, width of iJeierrea 44y 

Sidewalk on Baldwin st., from Kinzie st to Hubbardst;:::::::;;;:::;;;:::;; nZ' In 291 

Sidewa k on California ave.. from Harrison st. to Ogden ave ; .::;:; Con in 436 

S dewa Ik on Dudley st, from North ave. to Milwaukee ave rZ' ^ tit 



Sidewalk on'Dudley st, from North ave. to Wabansia i 

Sidewalk on Spruce St., from Loomis st to Laflln st..... 

Sidewalk on Lake St., from Western ave. to Falls St.. , ,„„ .„ ^q 

Sidewalk on Shober st fiom North ave. to northern terminus....'.'..;;:;:'.'.'.;::;::;::;::;::;::::: Con" S 134 

l^^^^j^ °f. ^"^y I'^h^^^k 1, B 18, Sheffield Add ........r: :::;:;::;:.-::::oo^' ° lit 



Sidewalk on Spruce st.'from Loomis stlo" Laflirs7:i*.?.::;;;;;;: ' oZ' Jn HI 

Sidewa k on Lake st, from Western ave. to Falls St.. P°°- J^ TXq 



Vacation of part of Ellsworth and Sebor streets P°°- -^ o«« 

w'ffiT °4 1'^K^^ '*•' ^^°?" ^^^°°p «*• *° Sampson & Green's Canai:;;:;;;;:::::::;::::.':::::::;;;;; FiieS m 

Water on Robey st, on petition for ::::::;:.::.:::::.::::::::::'Fiied m 



COMMITTEE ON WHARVES AND PUBLIC GROUNDS. 

Gaubert, C. H., on petition of, to build dock t, . .„ 

Gaubert, C. H., on petition of, to build dock .■;.::;; ^Z'^^^^Ztf^-^ nl 

S?rf 1^ ^°-'i°J^ p^*^*^<^^ ?^' ''' i«^«« "f «-'* °f Nin'^ieent'h •;i:::;;:;;;;;;;:;;:::;.;:;;;:;;; S'tilt 

mtZfi ^°*^ ^^^.^"^ P^^"^° °^' ^^^ 1^^^^ "^ «°d of N. Market st .Z Tiled 170 

Mendel E., on petition of, for extension of lease P„ ' i„ H^. 

K%^;,'-°'\?'*'"°° °.^' f^'' ^^^^ «^ ""^^ u°io^ «t- police station ...::::;:;:::::::;:::.'.':;;:.::::: con S m 

Park, dedicating certain land for ^ )f^- P "i' 

Beese at., on leasing end of ^°^- }° ^21 

^ Con. in 285 



XX INDEX. 

COMPTROLLER. 

PAGE 

Aldermen in arrears for taxes, list of. "^^^t*^ }P^ 

Bids for lighting West Division with oil ;•»• L- 225 

Bids for city property Finance 241 

Bids for city property ^^^^.^'^^ „I, 

Bid for Long John lot, with drawing, Geo. C. Clarke's ..iiled 1^6 

Bid of Louis Haas, for lot corner Franklin and Washington sts Finance 303 

Bids for lot on Dearborn are Finance 345 

Bonds, issue of 95 Fin..nce 47 

Building Department, appropriation for 9*"^' ^° 

Certificates of indebtedness, redemption of. Finance 336 

Chicago Gas Light and Coke Co., communication from Filed 207 

Chicago Gas Light and Coke Co., communication from ^- ^- 345 

City Hall Fund, amount to credit of Pub. and Filed 293 

Collectors, compensation of. ^^^- 393 

Comptroller, abolish oflBce of. Lost 65 

Comptroller, action of S. S. Hayes as , J^d. 61 

Contracts with gas companies , ....Pub. 142 

Contracts with gas companies Filed 156 

Derickson, R. P., resignation as Comptroller Accepted 65 

Equalization of taxes, in regard to Pub. and Filed 22 

Estimates for year 1877 • Pub. and Finance 329 

Finances, concerning — —""- 32 

Foreign insurance companies, list of, etc. v^^^ iir 

House of Correction, quarterly report of .:! t ^ ri 

Legal services, amount paid for • Jud. 61 

Legal services, extra Finance 262 

Legal services, covering bill of Dickey & Caulfield for • Finance 293 

Legal services, covering bill of M. P. Tuley for Finance 393 

Mendel, E., on petition of. Filed 342 

Payment of employes, concerning ^ ii^^^^^ A-it 

Payment of A. Gregory and Mary Johnson Passed 433 

Printing, ordinance concerning ..Pub. 100 

Printing, ordinance concerning Printing 130 

Printing, bids for Printing 213 

Printing, bids for Printing 342 

Rebates on saloon licenses Con. in 116 

Receipts and expenditures for April, 1876 -, Finance 24 

Receipts and expenditures for May, 1876 ^I'^.Y^® ^*^ 

Receipts and expenditures for June, 1876 Med 102 

Receipts and expenditures for July, 1876 • • Filed 152 

Receipts and expenditures for August, 1876 "^-i ^ oq't 

Receipts and expenditures for September, 1876 , Filed 237 

Receipts and expenditures for October, 1876 lulled 251 

Receipts and expenditures for November, 1876 S-!fj q?? 

Receipts ^nd expenditures for December 1876 I^m f oii 

Receipts and expenditures for January, 1877 Sm^j ooi 

Receipts and expenditures for February, 1877 > ^.-Filed 394 

Receipts and expenditures for March, 1877 Finance 4ol 

Salary of Clerk of Police Court. ;J"a- 251 

Sale of Long John lot • "*^"®'J f!^ 

Taxes, ordinance levying '? ^^.^ j }1 

Taxes, time for payment of. -. Pu'^- and Filed 23 

Tax fighters, list of • Pu • }i^ 

Tax fighters, list of. *,i ed 197 

Van Hollen, Geo., announcing defalcation of. t j 07^ 

Wharfinglots, concerning ......Jud. 275 

Wharfing mortgages, release of^ Finance 293 



COUNCIL. 

Aldermen, fixing terms of. * 

Appointment of Sergeant at Arms < ^ 

Appointment of Committee on Rules ^ 

Committees, concerning » 

Committees, list of |^ 

Committees, appointment of Aldermen iSweeuey and Sommer, on -'i^ 

Rules, adoption of ' ^ 

Rule concerning Sergeant at Arms ^ 

Rules and order of business •— •• ^^ 

Rules 46. 49 and 53, amendment to J"^- °i 

Rule 46, amendment to "J"^- °^ 

Rule 41, amendment to va a «7 

Rules, order amending certain ^ ? ao 

Rule 41, order amending " -^^f^ „°f 

Rule 1, Amendment to.. H. and C R 204 

Rule 1, amendment to •^- °^1 Hi 

Rule 40. oroler amending P^fef 264 

Rule 40, amendment to " -y^^- -^Yn 

Select Committee on Van Hollen defalcation , *PP"i°*!^ }n 

Select Committee on sale of Lake park Appointed n 



INDEX. XXI 

PAGK 

Select Committee on pavement Appointed 41 

Select Committee on reducing force employed by Board of Public Works and Board of Health.... Appointed 67 

Select Committee on City Hall Appointed 72 

Select Committee on Judges and Clerks of Election Appointed 77 

Select Committee on reduction of salaries Appointed 80 

Select Committee on lake tunnel Appointed 118 

Select Committee on extension of railroad track on Clark st ; Appointed 132 

Select Committee on smoke burners Appointed 162 

Select Committee on gas Appointed 198 

Select Committee on building ordinance Appointed 325 



COUNCIL MEETINGS. 

Regular, May 8, 1876 1 

Adjourned Regular, May 9, 1876 5 

Adjourned Regular, May 11, 1876 •- 7 

Regular, May 15,1876 9 

Adjourned Regular, May 18, 1876 13 

Regular, May 22, 1876 19 

Regular, May 29,1876 31 

Special, May 31, 1876 37 

Regular, June 5, 1876 39 

Special, June 7, 1876 43 

Regular, June 12, 1876 , 47 

Adjourned Regular, June 16, 1876 • 53 

Regular, June 19, 1876 59 

Adjourned Regular, June 21, 1876 65 

Adjourned Regular, June 22, 1876 69 

Regular June 26, 1876 71 

Adjourned Regular, June 29, 1876 "5 

Regular, July 3, 1876 T9 

Special, July 7, 1876 89 

Regular, July 10,1876 91 

Regular, July 17,1876 .- 99 

Adjourned Regular, July 18, 1876 105 

Adjourned Regular, July 19, 1876 • 109 

Regular, July 24, 1876 113 

Adjourned Regular, July 25, 1876 123 

Adjourned Regular, July 26, 1876 • 125 

Regular, July 31, 1876 129 

Regular, August 7, 1876 1*1 

Adjourned Regular, August 11, 1876 1*5 

Regular, August 14, 1876 151 

Adjourned Regular, August 16, 1876 155 

Regular, August 21, 1876 .' 161 

Adjourned Regular, August 24, 1876 1^9 

Regular, August 28, 1876 l^j 

Adjourned Regular, August 31, 1876 181 

Regular, September 4, 1876 1°5 

Adjourned Regular, September 8, 1876 197 

Regular, September 11, 1876 199 

Adjourned Regular, September 14, 1876 ^^ 

Regular, September 18, 1876 ^07 

Regular, September 25, 1876 ^ 



Adjourned Regular, September 25,7.30 p. m 

Adjourned Regular, September 29, 1876 • ^^1 

Regular, October 2, 1876 220 

Regular, October 9,1876 ^29 

Adjourned Regular, October 12, 1876...,. 233 

Regular, October 16, 1876 237 

Regular, October 23,1876 241 

Regular, October 30, 1876 247 

Regular, November 6, 1876 261 

Regular, November 13, 1876 255 

Regular, November 20, 1876 ^^^ 

Adjourned Regular, November 22, 1876, 



Regular, November 27, 1876. 



.,„.,._„_„. _. .'......, 273 

Regular,' December 4^'i876"..7.'.V.".'.*.". ....."..'.'..'.. ^^^ 

Regular, December 11, 1876 |°^ 

V ***"""!!!""!!"!!!!!!"" 293 



Special, December 14, 1876. 
Regular, December 18, 1876. 
Regular, December 27, 1876. 

Regular, January 3, 1877 

Regular, January 8, 1877 

Adjourned Regular, January 9, 1877 



303 
307 



311 



Regular, January 15, 1877 ^|^ 

Regular, January 22, 187.7 %t 

Regular, January 29, 1877 q^o 

Regular, February 5, 1877 ^^i 

Regular, February 12, 1877 • ol^ 

Regular, February 19, 1877 • q?K 

Adjourned Regular, February 20, 1877 • ^^^ 



XXII INDEX. 

Adjourned Eegular, February 21, 1877 ^"^If 

Adjourned Regular, February 23, 1877 ''".'''"l^'!"lll[[[[lll'y' ' 359 

Adjourned Regular, February 24, 1877 qri 

Regular, February 26, 1877 !.\!!!!!'..".'.'"."."'.".' 363 

Adjourned Eegular, February 27, 1877 V//"/" ""///"/ "."..'" 367 

Adjourned Regular, February 28, 1877 !..,.......".!!... 371 

Adjourned Regular, March 1, 1877 q7c 

Regular, March 5, 1877 ooo 

Special, March 10,1877 oCq 

Regular, March 12, 1877 tqZ 

Regular, March 19, 1877 '.'.'.'.!.'.'.".'.'.!!."!!'."'.'.'.'. 405 

Adjourned Regular, March 22, 1877 " 417 

Regular, March 26,1877 2.9^ 

Regular, April 2, 1877 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!" '"" 431 

Adjourned Regular, April 6,1877 4.qq 

Regular, April 9. 1877 li? 

Regular, April 16, 1877 '...'.."."."'."".".'.' 451 

Adjourned Regular, April 19, 1877 4kq 

Regular, April 23, 1877 »^^*Z".V/r^^^!"""Z"]!"!'""""!!!!!Z!!"l^^!!!!!!!!. 467 



COUNSEL TO THE CORPORATION, 

Anthony, E., on bond of '_ jmj gj 

Board of Public Works, on ordinance abolishing Filed 208 

Canvassing votes of city election .V/....."'.!!."!...!........ Filed 451 

Commissionaires, on ordinance concerning //..//"".........'.... Licenses 336 

Dearborn St., on petition concerning opening of Pub 405 

Garrison vs. City, on case of q j^' 277 

Gas contracts, on validity o^ ":"::::::::;;;zz::::;;;:::::::::::::::;:pub:'a^dFiied m 

Gas contracts, on validity of Filed 197 

Hide Inspector, ordinance creating office of ^.^^^'^I^^^^ZZiZZZZ^^I^^'."'^^^^^^^^ 433 

Police Court Bailiffs, ordinance concerning ,, jud 234 

Railroad track on Quarry St., ordinance for !.!....!.!!!...." S & a' S D 394 

Scavengers, ordinance con<,erning iZZlZ!''''''"'"^!!'''"".^ .!.Pub 162 

Sheridan M., on resolution ordering payment of salary for serviceraTPoVi'crCommissionerto '/^^^^^^^^^ 315 

signs, ordinance concerning jy^ 234 

Signs, communication concerning "..V/...V.V/"""".V^V... Filed 311 

Steam whistles, ordinance to regulate use of ........................"."'. Pub'and Jud 406 

Street openings, liability of city for '.'."."*."' . Filed 363 

Sundry petitions, on ^ Pyj, 241 

Sundry petitions, on ..../.V.'.'.'..V.V.'..."....'.V.'.'.*..'... Filed 248 

Taxes, on bill for collection of back .'..".*.*...'!............".."........ ..!!.."!.'..V.''..'.'.....!.Pub 303 

Tunnels, on power to close ...!...."..!!!!!..."!!....!."....."...!!!!!.!!!!!.!! ....i^Filed 247 

Vacation of Putnam st ....*........*.'.'.!*..../,!!*."..... ...V/..*.!!!!'.V////.sV D 172 

Water taxes, ordinance levying .'.''.*.'...................".'.".*.'........... F & W 293 

Weighers, ordinance concerning ....."".!!".'."!.. ..!!."!.. !....!..,.....^"!."...... Jud! 311 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS. 

Annual report, fifteenth .^il^d 71 

Bridge at Fuller st Pij^^ gj 

City Hall, concerning dome for !..........................'. P B 25 

Lake Park, employment of laborers on ......'.'.'.'.'.'..'.*.....„........*.'.*..".V.*.V.V..V.....'.V.s!''& S D 207 

Lake Park, employment of laborers on Filed 215 

Milwaukee ave. viaduct \.. I Z[".ZZ]'ZZ['Z[ZZ.'Z'.'Z 'Finance 91 

Sewers, completion of Filed 71 

Sewerage contractors, amount due .".".!!!........"!.'.*.*...*...............!!!.... Local Assts 102 

Sewerage contracts, unfinished 1....... Filed 299 



Sewer on N. Halsted St., 



.Filed 



Sewers m Thirteenth ward Finance 337 

Sewer on Wood St... Finance 342 

Sewer on Thirty-first St. S. & A.. S. D. 363 

Sewers on W. Lake and Fulton sts S &A W D 394 

Smoke burners at City Hall ' ' yj led 207 

«^'i°®l',j'''^,^ *°'' ''^i^^^''''''^^'' °^- '..v..'v.'."7.'v.y.v.v.v.v..y.zv.v.v.v.v.""y."sei.com. us 

Water Works, condition of.... p ^ y^ U 

Water pipe, extension of main [ !..'.'..'.'..*.,...*.'...'..'."!. !!.!!!!f & W 80 

Water pipe, extension of main ....................V.'V.'.' ........"!!! Filed 95 

Widening Halsted st.,on petition for ................."*! " s' &A S D 461 

Work shop for Fire Department " 'Filed 60 



DIRECTORS OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

Annual report, fourth Schools 47 

Insurance of property of library Finance 116 

Payment of employes of library Finance 268 



INDEX. XXIII 

ELECTIONS. 

PAGE 

Abstract of votes cast for Mayor at election held April 18. 1876 3 

Abstractor votes cast for Mayor at special election held July 12 99 

Abstract of votes cast for city ofllcers at election held April 3, 1877 468 

ElectioH districts, establishing 389 

Election districts, establishing 394 

Election districts, amending ordinance establishing. 428 

Election districts, divide towns into 400 

Election for Mayor, order calling 47 

Election returns for Alderman Fifth ward 456 

Judges and clerks for special election for Mayor 89 

Judges and clerks for election of April 3, 1877 422 



ESTIMATES OF COST OF IMPROVEMENTS. 

LAMP POSTS. 

Elizabeth st., from W. Madison st. to W. Washington st G. L. 214 

Harrison st., from Hermitage ave. to Wood st Gr. L. 210 

Honore st., from W. Congress st. to W. Harrison st G. L. 40 

Honore st., from W. Congress st. to W. Harrison st Approved 137 

Laflin St., from W. Polk st. to W. Taylor st Approved 32 

Peoria st., from W. Kinzie st. to W. Indiana st Approved 32 

Thirteenth pi., from Blue Island ave. to Waller st Approved 32 

Warren ave, from Western ave. to Pollock st Approved 32 

PBIVATE DRAINS. 
Clark St., from N. Wells st. to FuUerton ave " Approved 251 

SIDEWALKS. 

Ashland ave., from Harrison st. to Twelfth st Approved 315 

Baldwin St., from Kinzie st. to Hubbard st Approved 247 

Douglas ave., from State street to Indiana ave Approved 284 

Dudley St., from North ave to Wabansiaave ...Approved 316 

Emerald ave., from Kossuth st. to Twenty-sixth st ; Approved 284 

Francisco St., from W. VanBuren st. to .Jackson st Approved 316 

Hickory St., from Deering st. to Fuller st Approved 284 

Jackson St., ^om Sacramento st. to Albany ave Approved 315 

Leavitt st.,from Courtland st. to Hamburg st Approved 235 

Macedonia st., from Ellen st. to W. Division st Approved 315 

Nassau st., from Jackson st. to W. Van Buren st Approved 316 

Shober st., from North ave. to northern terminus Approved 251 

Spruce St., from Loomis st. to Laflin st Approved 316 

Stearns St., from Halsted st. tu Main st Approved 284 

Tompkins St., from Polk St. to W. Taylor st Approved 303 

Twenty-sixth St., from State st. to Wentworth ave Approved 284 

Twenty-seventh St., from Stewart ave. to Wallace st Approved 284 

Twenty-ninth St., from Halsted st. to Stewart ave Approved 284 

Van Buren st., from Sacramento st. to Whipple st ■ Approved 316 

STREET IMPROVEMENTS. 

Ally, Block 81, S. S. Add., curb and pave Approved 72 

Archer ave., from Halsted st. to S. Branch of river, curb, fill and pave Approved 130 

Chicago ave., in front sundry lots from N. Clark st. to North Branch, curb, fill and pave S. & A., N. D. 41 

Chicago ave., in front sundry lots from N. Clark st. to North Branch, curb, fill and pave Approved 56 

Division St., from Stone st. to Lake Shore drive, curb, fill and pave Approved 323 

Ewing St., from Canal st. to Halsted st., curb and fill Approved 441 

Fulton St., from Sangamon st. to Elizabeth St., curb and pave S. & A., W. D. 144 

Fulton St., from Sangamon st. to Elizabeth st., curbing and paving Approved 163 

Fulton St., from Canal st. to Sangamon St., curbing and filling • Approved 247 

Halsted st. from Harrison st. to W. Twenty-second St., paving Approved 237 

Harrison st., from Wood st. to Western ave., filling Approved 467 

Hoyne ave., from Madison st. to Harrison St., curb, fill, grade and pave Approved 97 

Indiana ave., from Twenty-second st. to Twenty-ninth st., curb and pave in front sundry lots Approved 71 

Oak St., from Market st. to Larrabee st., curb and fill S. & A., N. D. 323 

Oak St., from Market st. to Larrabee st., curb and fill Approved 386 

Pacific ave.. from Harrison st. to Polk st., pave Approved 258 

Polk St., from Halsted st. to Center ave., curb, fill and pave Approved 144 

Polk St., from Ogden ave. to Campbell ave., macadam Approved 247 

Sedgwick St., from North ave. to Lincoln ave., curb and pave Approved 130 

State St., from Jackson st. to Harrison st., curb, fill, grade and pave Approved 213 

Twenty-second St., from State st., to Arnold st. pave Approved 247 

Vernon ave., from Twenty-ninth st. to its northern terminus, curb and pave Approved 236 



XXIV INDEX. 

FIRE MARSHAL. 

PAGE 

Amount deducted from pay of firemen .Filed 299 

Annual Report Filed 345 

Building law, on violations of. F. <fe W. 129 

Buildings in the city, number of Filed 152 

Engine houses, inspection of Filed 294 

Quarterly Eeport, March 31, 1876 F. & W. 24 

Quarterly Report, June 30, 1876 F. & W. 129 

Quarterly Report, September 30, 187? Filed 261 

Quarterly Report, March 31, 1877 F. & W. 467 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 

Asking investigation of department H. & C. R. 152 

Liability of city for feut of rooms * Jud. 199 

Report for years 1874 and 1875 Filed 60 

Report for year 1876 Filed 311 

Sanitary policemen, asking for more , ..Filed 213 

Scavenger work, bids for H. & C. R. 71 

Scavenger work, appropriation for Filed 199 

Scavenger work, concerning H. & C. R. 222 



INSPECTOR OF BOILERS. 
Report for quarter ending September 13, 1876 Filed 233 



INSPECTORS OF HOUSE OF CORRECTION. 

Annual Report for year 1876 Filed 311 

Report for quarter ending March 31, 1876 , Bridewell 25 

Report for quarter ending June 30, 1876 Filed 116 

Report for quarter ending December 31, 1876 , Filed 383 

Report for quarter ending March 31, 1877 bridewell 451 



INSPECTOR OF GAS METERS. 

Annual Report for 1876 '. G. L. 323 

Report for quarter ending May 8, 1876 G. L. 24 

Report for quarter ending August 8, 1876 G. L. 152 

Report for quarter ending November, 1876 6- L- 258 

Report for quarter ending February 12, 1876 G. L. 342 



INSPECTOR OF MINERAL OILS. 
Asking increase of fees F. & W. 251 



INVITATIONS. 

Fire Marshal, inspecting engine houses Accepted 294 

Schweizer Maennerchor, anniversary of battle of Murten Accepted 66 

Smoke Consuming Co., witness tests, &c Accepted 337 

Superintendpnt of Police, attend parade, &c Accepted 72 

Superintendent of Police, semi-annual review Accepted 237 

Superintendent of Police, review, &c Accepted 242 



INDEX. XXV 

MAYOR. 

PA«X 

Annual message, H. D. Colvin Finance 1 

Annual message, Thos. Hoyne Pub. 13 

Annual message, M. Heath Pub. 113 

Anthony, E., appointment of. Con. in 21 

Benzinger, Fred., appointment of. Markets 161 

Board of Education, appointing members of Schools 75 

Board of Education, appointing members of Confirmed 185 

Board of Education, appointing members of Confirtaed 197 

Board of Health, removing members of. Jud. 21 

Board of Public Works, removing members of. Jud. 39 

Board of Public Works, asking abolition of. Jud. 171 

Bond of City Collector, penal sum of. Con. in 241 

Building Department, removing officers of : P. B. 21 

City Marshal, approving ordinance abolishing oiBce of. Filed 39 

Cleaveland, L. D., appointment of P. B. 161 

Conunittees, list of standing : Pub. 10 

De Wolf, 0. C, appointment of. 4 Con. in 323 

Directors of Public Library, appointment of Confirmed 75 

Director of Public Library Confirmed 76 

Finucan, M., appointment of Markets 237 

Foster, Thos. J., appointment of. Confirmed 141 

Freak, J. H., appointment of. Confirmed 233 

Gas, concerning price of G. L. 225 

Gas, concerning price of G. L. 277 

Goodell, R. E., removal of. Police 22 

Goodell, R. E., removal of. Filed 39 

Graham, Adam, appointment of. Markets 161 

Hamilton, Thomas, removal of .'. F. & W. 60 

Hathaway, Ames, appointment Confirmed 69 

HeafFord, W. H., appointment of Confirmed 241 

Hendrickson. S. T., appointment of Confirmed 261 

Hickey, M. C, reinstating Laid over 273 

Hickey, M. C, reasons for reinstating... Filed 298 

Johnson, A., appointment of. Confirmed 172 

Jones, H. J., appointment of. Con. in 255 

Junker, Henry, appointment of. Markets 161 

Kastner, Jos., appointment of. Markets 152 

Kastner, R., appointment of Markets 345 

La Motte, A., appointment of Markets 59 

Lauer, Jacob, appointment of. Markets 152 

Loomis, E. E., appointment of Markets 225 

McVickar, B., appointment of. Confirmed 114 

McTickar, B., asking investigation of charges against H. & C. R. 151 

Maierhofer, L., appointment of. Markets 157 

Mayor, notice that departments have recognized Thomas Hoyne as Filed 9 

Menge, A., appointment of Markets 152 

Murphy, John D., appointment of F. & W. 60 

Nutzhorn, G. D., appointment of Markets 247 

O'Neil, John, appointment of Filed 60 

Oil inspection, concerning fees for Con. in 172 

Powell, S., appointment of. Markets 233 

Prindiville, R., removal of Filed 59 

Releases from House of Correction Filed 22, 32, 40, 60, 71, 116, 129, 141, 151, 162, 172, 186, 199 

207, 213, 225, 233, 237, 241, 247, 251, 255, 261 
275, 277, 283, 293, 299, 303, 311, 315, 323, 329 
341, 345, 363, 383, 393, 405, 427, 441, 451, 467 

Removal of S. S. Hayes and appointment of R. P. Derickson, as Comptroller Con. in 22 

Reorganization of city under charter of 1875 Jud. 47 

Richter, Frank, appointment of , Markets 59 

Sale of lake front Pub. and filed 341 

Schubert, E., appointment of. Markets 152 

Sewer on N. Halsted St., concerning Finance 275 

Sewerage contracts, concerning Con. in 283 

Stafford, J. F., appointment of Jud. 172 

Street cleaning, concerning appropriation for Finance 233 

Street improvements, concerning appropriation for Finance 275 

Vetoing appointment of R. P. Derickson Filed 40 

Vetoing resolution fixing bond of Comptroller Filed 40 

Vetoing ordinance abolishing office of Comptroller Filed 66 

Vetoing ordinance concerning use of steam power on railroads , ; S. & A., S. D. 79 

Vetoing ordinance to extinguish one-half the street lamps Con. in 115 

Vetoing ordinance c&ncerning Consumers' Gas Light and Coke Co G. L. 156 

Vetoing ordinance fixing compensation of town collectors, &c Filed 393 

Voltz, John, appointment of Markets 393 

Wright, H. P., appointment of. '. Con. in 275 



OFFICIAL BONDS. 

Anthony, E., Counsel to the Corporation Jud. 61 

Anthony, E*, Counsel to the Corporation Approved 72 

Benzinger, F., Sealer of Weights and Measures Approved 181 

Best, Henry, Deputy Clerk Police Court, N. D Jud. 61 



XXVI 



INDEX. 



PAOB 

Best, Henry, Deputy Clerk Police Oonrt, N. D Recommitted 106 

Best, Martin, Clerk Police Court Approved 2 

Brenan, C. H., Deputy Clerk Police Court, W. D Jud. 102 

Briggs, Clinton, City Treasurer Jud. 22 

Briggs, Clinton, City Treasurer Pub. 41 

Briggs, Clinton, City Treasurer Approved 49 

Butz, Caspar, City Clerk Approved 2 

Derickson, E. P., Comptroller Jud. 32 

DeWolf, 0. C, Health Commissioner Approved 336 

Farwell, John A., Comptroller Approved 69 

Finucan, M., Ass 't Weigher Approved 261 

Freak, H., Ass't Weigher Approved 237 

Graham, Adam, Ass't Weigher Approved 208 

Hathaway, Ames, Ass't Weigher Approved 72 

Heafford, W. H., City Collector Jud. 247 

Heafford, W. H., City Collector Approved 252 

Heath, M., Mayor Approved 100 

Hendrickson, S. T., Ass't Weigher Approved 278 

Hoyne, Thomas, Mayor „ Approved 6 

Johnson, A., Ass't Weigher Approved 208 

Jones, H. J., Examiner of Subdivisions , Approved 261 

La Motte, Anton, Ass't Weigher Approved 163 

Lauer, Jacob, Ass't Weigher ..u Approved 199 

Loomis, E. E., Ass't Weigher Approved 278 

McVickar, B., Health Commissioner Jud. 251 

McVickar, B., Health Commissioner Filed 264 

Maierhofer, Lorenz, Ass't Weigher Approved 208 

Menge, A., Ass't Weigher Approved 181 

Metropolitan Railway Company Jud. 258 

Murphy, J. D., Boiler Inspector Jud. 66 

Murphy, J. D., Boiler Inspector ; Approved 121 

Nutzhorn, G. D., Ass't Weigher Jud. 345 

Nutzhorn, G. D., Ass't Weigher Approved 400 

Powell. S., Ass't Weigher ^ Approved 261 

Prindivillo, R., Commissioner of Board of Public Works Approved 47 

Prindiville, R., Commissioner of Boar,d of Public Works Jud. 91 

Prindiville, R., Commissioner of BoaM of Public Works Approved 121 

Richter, Frank, Ass't Weigher Jud. 159 

Richter, Frank, Ass't Weigher Approved 164 

Schubert, F. B., Ass't Weigher Approved 208 

Thompson, J. K., Commissioner of Board of Public Works Approved 47 

Tuthill, R. S., City Attorney Approved 2 

Voltz, John, Ass't Weigher ? Jud. 434 

Wahl, Louis, Commissioner of Board of Public Works Approved 47 

Wright, H. P., Health Commissioner ^ Approved 278 



ORDERS. 



Academy of Music, close 

Allen, J. Adams, pay claim of 

Assessment for improvement of Michigan St., to withdraw t 

Bell at State st. crossing of C, B. & Q. R. R., to remove 

Bituminous concrete pavement, contract for 

Bridge at Fuller st., estimate of cost for 

Building Inspector, abolish office of 

Buildings, enforce ordinance concerning 

Canavan, F. P., issue duplicate bond to 

Carter, W. H., cancel tax certificate for 

Carpentershop in City Hall, remove , 

Catch basin corner Market and Schiller sts 

Champion Patent Furnace, concerning 

Chicago & Northwestern R. R., lands occupied by 

City Clerk to submit to Council copies of printed blanks used by all departments of city gov- 
ernment 

City Clerk to furnish Council with stationery, etc 

City Clerk to return papers to Jas. Bulkley 

City property, sell certain 

Cleaning streets and alleys 

Coffin, S. C, return certain papers to 

Committee on Public Buildings to report, directing 

Concrete pavement, contract for 

Contractors to complete work, directing 

Cordell, N., to pay $200 to 

Council meeting, concerning 

Crossings on Ashland ave., repair , 

Dickey & Caulfield, pay bill of 

Drinking fountain corner Milwaukee and Chicago aves 



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198 



INDEX 



XXVII 



ORDERS— {continued, ) 



Election, pay judges and clerks of. 

Elected officers, installation of. .'."!.""..".' 

Elections, concerning contested 

Employ Leonard Swett in case of City vs." Geo*. Von Hollen 

Employes, pay 

Exhibitions on Sunday, prohibit ".."!.*!!!!!!!!..".."! 

Fast driving, enforce ordinance concerning....' 

Fill alley in front sub-lot 8, lot 1, B. 81, S S Add " 

Fill intersections of Astor st \\ 

Fill Fulton St., from Canal st. to Sangamon st."!!!!!.'.".*"'. ' 

Filling McGlashen St., stop proceeding for ' 

Slinf n^'^ ^> ^'■°°' i^fS^i^^k St. to Larra!be;'st.; prepare 'ordinance "fo^^^^ 

Si^ Jn^ ''•' ^^T Sedgwick St. to Market st., prepare ordinance fo^ ] 

Fire plug corner Mark and Sixteenth sts 

Flagman on Stewart ave. at Napoleon place • 

Fulton, Anton, pay $135 to 

Gas contracts, concerning !!.'!!!! ' 

Gas, reducing size of street lamp 'burners!! ° 

Gas, concerning price of 

Gaubert, C. H., permit to build dock!!!'!! 

Goldberg, S., remit fine to 

Goudy & Chandler, pay $750 to ...!!!!!!!.'!'.' 

Grading Astor st '"" * — • 

Graveling Michigan ave. by private "contract!!! 

Gregory, A., pay 

* Hack stand from Jackson st, remove.".'.'.*.'.','....!... 

Hack stand from Jackson st, remove 

Hay Market, clean "" 

Health Department, list of emp*l"ov"e"s of 

Hildreth, W. F., pay claim of..:..... !!! 

Improvement of Halsted st... 

Improvement of Hurlbut st '.!'.! " 

Insurance Companies, enforce section orChart'er 'concerning 

^^^^SS'SlSZ'^'if^''!!^:'.:^^ *° "^^^^^^ ^"^°"°* '' tax"paM"by"i^';;'i'gn 

Judgment against officer Ryan, pay ... ' ' 

Lake front, sale of. 

Lake front, sale of ...!..!!!!! 

Lamey, P., pay $200 to...'.".".".*.'.'.'.".'.".'.".'.*.""'. 

Lamp post in front lot 5, block 18, Ogd'en''s'!A'd'dition'.' 

Lamp posts on N. Halsted st. North ave. to Willow st 

Lamp posts on Hoyne ave. from 21st to 22d st.. . 

Law Department, reduce expenses of. 

Lawrence st., lease end of. ... 

Lease end of N. 3Iarket st '.'.'.'.'.".'.'.'.".*.*.'.* ' 

Legal services, pay bills for 

McGinnis, C, pay StJOO to 

McVickar, Dr., investigate charges agaVnst!!.*.*.*.*!! 

Mack, Geo., pay $50 to * 

Morgue, repair 

Morse, C. H., pay 

te ^"t? ^^^}T'^ between Chi"(;;'go*ave*!*£;nd"o;k"'s*t.*.*.*.*.*.":;.'.'!!!!!! 

Open Butterfleld st, from Thirty-third st to Douglas ave.... . 

Open Forrest ave., repeal ordinance to 

Open street in B. 3 Ellis West Add ' 

Paving alley between Franklin, Market"MadUson 
Paving Archer ave. by private contract 



Monroe sts. by private contract 

Paving Canal st, from HaniI!^nXtrWri'ght s't.','b7p^^^^^ 

Paving Chicago ave., from Clark st. to the bridge, by^p^rvatecont^^^^^^^^ ' 

PavinI cS si- IZ ?o?h' "'" ^ Zt''^' ^'^•' ^/p"i^atrcon?ra?t!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ' 

vTJ^ X- tT^ ' u ™ -^^^^ ^^^- ^° Webster ave., by private contract 

Pavi.g Eighteenth St.. from Canalport ave. to Union st, by Se coVt^act!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 



Paving Fourteenth st., let contract for 
Faving Fulton st. by private contract 



Paving Lincoln ave., from Wells st. to Center st. ' ^ '^'" 

b!I?"? Lincoln ave., from Wells st. to Center st. 



I.^^»l f!-«>° '-1*0- Wenrsl- .: C-eSeT,r;b? p^^^^^^^ 



by private contract. 

ISnl Pol^ff' ^-- H^^lViTorst'-t^VSth st 

paving Polk st. by private contract 

paving Polk St., from Halsted st. to Center 



^!!l!?! ^lil^-aukee ave., from Lake st. to Clinton st, prepare ordVnance'for' 

"'welfth st 

Pavini Polk st!; from ^ll^l It Z ^^^J^ ^^"^ by'i^Va^"contra^ 



ave., by private contract^ amending order jfor.! 



,93 

210 
474 
468 
473 
182 
342 
300 
72 
285 
66 
227 
110 
203 
243 
428 
316 
134 
138 
343 
58 
94 
353 
204 
223 
433 
204 
247 
253 
234 
210 
311 

346 
106 

243 

210 

434 

226 

337 

353 

110 

234 

234 

165 

278 

170 

313 



253 

222 

325 

214 

214 

319 

441 

266 

52 

10 

429 

10 

159 

169 

200 

76 

32 

243 

342 

343 

252 

11 

71 

53 

27 

234 

304 

384 

204 

10 



304 



210 
474 



72 
304 

236 
130 
203 



149 
343 



94 
353 



266 



72 



435 



103 



221 



304 
253 

210 
311 
346 
106 
243 
210 
434 
226 
337 
353 
137 



278 
170 
313 
384 

222 
325 
214 

319 
441 
266 
52 
10 
435 
10 
167 

200 



247 



XXVIII 



INDEX. 



OnB'EB.S— {continued. ) 



Paving Schiller st., fromN. Clark st. to Dearborn ave., by private contract 

Paving Sedgwick st., from North ave. to Lincoln st., by private contract 

Paving State st., from Jackson st. to Harmon ct., by private contract 

Paving State St., from Kinzie st. to Chicago ave., by private contract.. 

Paving Townsend st., from Oak st. to Division st., by private contract........... 

Paving Townsend st., from Oak st. to Division st., to stop Harrington & Co. from 

Paving Townsend St., proceed with 

Paving Townsend St., proceed with •• •.••••• •— ••• 

Paving Twenty-second st., from State st. to Arnold st., by private contract 

Paving Twenty-second St., from Center ave. to Ashland ave .•• ••• — 

Paving Twenty-second st., from Arnold st. to Wentworth ave., prepare ordinance for. 

Paving Vernon ave.. from Twenty-ninth st. to northern terminus 

Plank gutters on SteV^art ave., directing P., F. W. & C. R. R. to 

Planking Throopst 

Printing in German, advertise for bids for » 

Rebate on saloon licenses 

Rees St., lease end of. • 

Remove school house at Blue Island ave. viaduct 

Remove track from west side of State st •—■ 

Repairing W. Lake st 

Repairing Polk St., from Fifth ave. to bridge 

Revenue warrants, directing Treasurer to pay • 

Rules of Council, amending 

Rule 41, amending 

Rule 40, amending •• • 

Salaries payable from Water Fund, directing Comptroller to pay 

Salaries, reduction of 

Salaries in Law Department, reducing 

Scavenger work, concerning • 

School property, for list o^ 

School site on Walnut st... 

Sell lots 19 and 20, B. 12, Newberry's Add., to A. Coari 

Sell lot corner Franklin and Washington sts. to Louis Haas 

Sell lots 19 and 20, B. 12, Newberry's Add., repealing order to 

Sell lot corner Franklin and Washington sts. to L. Haas •••• 

Sell "Long John" lot • 

Sell lot toE. Shipman (S. ]4 lot 12, B. 137, S. S. Add) 

Sewerage contracts, cancel 

Sewerage contracts, cancel 

Sewers, prepare estimates for - 

Sewers, print estimates for 

Sewer in Archer ave • 

Sewer in Astor st» 

Sewer in Bradley st 

Sewer in N. Halsted st 

Sewer in Lake and Fulton sts 

Sewer in Larrabee st 

Sewer in Loomis st 

Sewer in Thirty-first st 

Sewer in Wood st 

Sheridan, M., pay for services rendered by 

Sheridan, M., pay heirs of, etc 

Shipman, E., sell S. ]4 lot 12, B. 137, S. S. Add., to 

Sidewalks, concerning width of 

Sidewalk on Arnold St., from Thirty-third st. to Thirty-fifth st 

Sidewalk on Bloom st 

Sidewalk on Dudley st., from North ave. to Milwaukee ave 

Sidewalk on Eighteenth place 

Sidewalk on Forrest ave., from 37th st. to 38th st 

Sidewalk on Forrest ave 

Sidewalk on Franklin st., from Kinzie st. to Chicago ave 

Sidewalk on La Salle st 

Sidewalk on McMuUen court 

Sidewalk on Market st., from Schiller at., north 

Sidewalk on Thirty-third st 

Sidewalk on Thirty-eighth st 

Sidewalk on Twelfth st., W. Lincoln st 

Sidewalk on Twenty-first st 

Sidewalk on Wentworth ave..... 

Signs, print ordinance concerning 

Smoke consumers 

Smoke consumers at Water Works 

Southport ave. concerning condition of. 

Stand for licensed wagons 

Street lamp burners, change size of. 

Street lamps, light one-half 

Subdivide certain property 

Tax Commissioner's books, permit Assessors to use 

Tax fighters, asking list of 



51 
34 
158 
435 
118 
244 
267 
452 
227 
234 
452 
204 
110 
210 
139 
116 
262 
250 

67 
210 

34 
109 

67 

82 
264 
133 
133 
165 

77 
103 



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285 



238 
50 



279 
304 
312 
316 
405 
279 
283 
299 
312 
342 

94 
316 
407 
267 
364 
337 
428 
343 
337 
122 
312 
279 
316 
110 
452 
210 
202 
248 
342 
132 
452 
364 
133 
204 
385 
337 
452 
452 
264 
201 
312 
166 
262 
133 

52 

279 

5 



51 
49 
166 
435 
167 
244 
267 

227 
234 



110 
221 
139 
116 

285 
250 
73 

50 
109 
67 
82 
264 



198 

103 
434 
279 
304 
312 
316 
405 
279 



267 



428 
343 
337 



279 
449 
110 



238 
266 
170 

384 

170 



262 
266 



170 



384 
170 



264 
201 
312 
166 

149 

105 

279 

5 



116 



INDEX 



XXIX 



QRBETiS— (continued. 



Tax fighters, asking list of. 

Taxes of 1873 and 1874, re-aasess 

Tax certificate on lot owned by W. H. Carter, cancel 

Time table for lighting street lamps 

Tuley, Utiles and Lewis, pay bill of. 

Tuley, M. F., pay bill of. 

Tunnels, close 

Viaduct on Milwaukee ave., complete 

Viaduct ou Twelfth st., plans for 

Van Hollen defalcation, concerning 

Watchman on Elston ave 

Water meter on boiler of Water Works 

Water pipe in Elm st., from Chatham st. to Crosby st 

Water pipe in Elm st., from Crosby st. to Hawthorne ave... 

Water pipe in Elm st 

Water pipe in Hawthorne ave., from Elm st. to Division st. 
Wat* pipe in Hawthorne ave., from Elm st. to Division st. 

Water pipe in Market st., from Schiller st. to North ave 

Waterpipe in Seventeeth st 

Water pipe in Washington st. west 

Wharfing mortgage, release 

Widening State St., from 12th to 22d st 

Widening Thirty-fifth st 

Wilson, John P., pay bill of 



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270 
204 




434 


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384 


250 




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266 




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266 




429 






284 






407 






407 
293 


305 


305 


313 




313 


279 


319 


319 


214 




214 



210 



ORDINANCES. 

GENERAL. 



Aldermen, providing salary for 

Applications for office, concerning 

Appropriations for year 1877 

Approving purchase of lots 1 and 2, B. 80, E. M. & S. Add 

Authorizing temporary loans 

Bailiffs, concerning 

Bathing, amend ordinance concerning, sec. 35, chap. 28, R. 

Bell at Wabash ave. crossing of C, B. & Q. R. R., remove 

Beilevue place, naming 

Board of Public Works, abolishing 

Board of Public Works, abolishing 

Board of Public Works, abolishing 

Boiler Inspector, pay 25 per cent, of fees into city treasury 

Boiler Inspector, pay 25 per cent, of fees into city treasury 

Boiler Inspector, pay 25 percent, of fees into city treasury 

Boiler inspection, amending ordinance concerning 

Boiler inspection, amending ordinance concerning 

Bonds, authorizing issue of 95 

Bonds, authorizing issue of 95 

Buildings, amend ordinance concerning construction of 

Buildings, amend ordinance concerning construction of. 

Cattle on Harrison st., prohibit driving 

Chicago, Millington and Western R. R., concerning • 

Chicago, Millington and Western R. R., amend sec. 5 of ordinance concerning 

Chicago & South Atlantic R. R., concerning 

Chicago & Evanston R. R., repealing ordinance concerning 

Chicago & Englewood Horse R. R., concerning 

Chicago & Englewood Horse and Dummy R. R., concerning 

Chicago & Englewood Horse and Dummy R. R., extending time for laying track 

of 

Chicago & Southern R. R., concerning 

Chimneys, construction of 

Cindering alley, B. 3, Adam Murray's Add., annul assessment for 

Citizens' Railway Co., concerning.. • 

Citizens' Railway Co., concerning.. • 

City & County Gas Co., concerning 

City Collector, creating office of. < 

City Collector, fixing penal sum of bond of. 

City offices, closing, etc 

City Marshal, abolish oflSce of. 

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377 


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234 


263 


263 








159 




159 








66 


73 


73 








279 


324 


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139 


139 




153 






186 






186 


186 


186 


186 


200 


209 








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67 








73 


73 


95 




109 






109 


214 




214 






83 


215 




243 




106 


284 


318 


343 








73 




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47 


73 




73 






133 


180 


180 








409 


409 


442 








467 












135 


155 


164 








167 




167 








55 






55 






234 


244 


300 








87 






87 






95 


109 


131 








399 


434 


434 








120 


131 




214 




77 


95 




95 




17 




17 








56 






56 






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62 


474 




474 






163 


215 


215 








241 




241 




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159 












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37 


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INDEX 



GENERAL ORDINANCES — [continued.) 



City Scavenger, create office of. • 

City Tax Commissioner, appointment of. 

Cleaning streets ■■ 

Clerks Police Courts, conceiving 

Coke Gas Co., concerning • 

Commissionaires, amend ordinance concerning 

Compensation of Town Collectors 

Compensation of Town Collectors, concerning 

Comptroller, abolishing office of. _. 

Comptroller to borrow money, authorizing 

Consumers' Gas Light Co., concerning 

Consumers' Gas Light Co., 'concerning 

Council meetings, change time for... 

Delinquent special assessments, directing Collector to return 

Delivery of property held by city officers 

Election for Mayor, calling special 

Elections, contested 

Election districts and voting places, establishing 

Election districts and voting places, amending ordinance establishing 

Election districts, dividiiig towns into 

Election districts in Tenth ward 

Examiner of Sub divisions, create office of. 

Filling W. Fifteenth St., repealing ordinance and annulling assessment for 

Fish Inspector, abolishing office of. 

Garden City Railway Co • 

Gas main, permit Bissell & Hurlbut to lay 

Gas works, for erection of. 

Gas works, for erection of 

Gas works, for erection of. 

Grade on Archer ave., near Quarry st 

Grade on Halsted st., near viaduct .•••• 

Grade on O'Neil st 

Hacks, concerning licensing of 

Harbor Master, creating office of. 

Health Department, creating, and abolishing Board of Health 

Health Department, amending ordinance concerning 

Health Department, amending sec. 4, chap. 17, R. 0., entitled 

Health Department, amending ordinance concerning 

Health Department, amending ordinance concerning 

Hide Inspector, creating office of. 

Horse railway on Ogden ave., amending ordinance for 

Horse railway on Lake street 

Horse railway on O'Neil street 

Horse railway on Halsted st., from Harrison st. to South branch 

Horse railway on Halsted. st., from Harrison st. to South branch, ratifying ordi- 
nance for 

Horse railway on Halsted st., from^Archer ave to Egan ave 

Horse railway track on State st. between 26th st. and 31st st., relay.... 

Horse railway on W. Lake St., extend to Central Park 

Horse railway on Van Buren St., from State st. to Wabash ave 

Horse railway on Harrison st., Canal st., Canalport ave. and W. 12th st. 

House of Correction, requiring quarterly reports from 

House of Correction, compensation to be allowed prisoners in 

Improvement of W. 15th st., repealing ordinance for 

Improvement of W. Madison st., repealing ordinance for 

Justices of the Peace, to make returns in all city cases 

Lake City Railway Co 

Law Department, creating City Attorney head of 

Lawndale Railway Co., concerning 

Light street lamps with oil 

Light parks with oil 

Metropolitan Railway Co 

Oakwood st., changing name of 

Oil Inspector, fees of ." 

Opening Artesian ave., repealing ordinance for 

Opening M'Grath St., repealing ordinance for 

Opening Calumet ave., from Douglas to Egan, repealing ordinance for, 

Opening Eleventh st, repealing ordinance for 

Opening Seymour st., repealing ordinance for 

Opening Alley B 3,Myrick's Add., repealing ordinance for 

Opening Franklin St.. from North ave. to Menominee st., repealing ordinance for 

Opening Alley W. 3^, B. 26, C. T. Sub., Sec. 17, repealing ordinance for 

Opening Alley, from Twenty-third st. to Twenty-fourth st., between Indiana ave. 
and Prairie ave., repealing ordinance for 

Opening Forrest ave., from Douglas ave. to Egan ave., repealing ordinance for 

Paving Thirty-first st., from Cottage Grove ave. to S. Park •ave., annulling assess- 
ment for 

Paving Charles place, annulling assessment for 

Paving Union Park place, annulling 



393 
51 

451 
41 
156 
41 
363 
72 
41 
159 
389 
428 
394 
408 
249 
118 
193 
87 
56 
134 
337 
428 
252 
235 
278 
316 
249 
85 

357 
363 
376 
433 
57 
87 
252 
215 

226 
399 

94 
449 
394 
384 

53 

66 
118 
386 
234 

87 

58 
346 
208 
110 

87 
279 
266 

27 
221 
248 
342 

27 
346 
284 
435 

435 
451 

102 
102 



198 
147 
401 
383 
407 

62 
451 
148 
194 

49 
363 

72 

47 

395 
428 
400 



118 
200 



436 
258 



320 



258 
235 
320 



357 
363 
376 
474 
97 

275 
216 



424 
214 



263 



75 



393 



395 



269 
336 
376 



106 



449 
429 
427 
53 
156 
118 



474 
214" 



87 
182 



324 

300 

50 

221 



50 
423 
386 
435 



102 
102 
267 



I 



INDEX. 



GENERAL OKDINNANCES (concluded.) 



Paving W. Lake st., from "Western ave. west, annulling assessment for 

Paving Third ave., annulling assessment for 

Paving Sixteenth st., from Michigan ave. to Prairie ave., repealing ordinance for. 

Paving Center st., repealing ordinance for 

Paving La Salle st., from S. Water st. to Van Buren St., repealing ordinance for... 

Paving State st., from Kinzie st. to Chicago ave., annulling assessment for 

Paving, concerning street 

Pawnbrokei-s, fixing amount of license for 

Planking allej'-s, blocks 1 and 10, Brand's Add., annulling assessment for 

Police, Supt. to perform duties of City Marshal 

Police, reducing pay of. 

Pool tables, licensing 

Pounds, amend sec. 2 of ordinance concerning , 

Printing Council proceedings 

Printing Coimcil proceedings 

Printing, concerning city 

Railroad track on Stewart ave., permits. McKichan to lay 

Eailroad track on Stewart ave., permit S. McKichan to lay 

Railroad track on Clark st., removal of 

Railroad track on Clark st., removal of. 

Railroad track on Alexander st., permit M. Gottfried to lay 

Railroad track on Quarry st., permit C. C. Thompson & Co. to lay 

Railroad track on W. Water st., permit P. W. Gates to lay 

Sail boats, concerning letting of. 

Sail boats, concerning letting of. 

Salaries, reducing 

Salary of M. Best, concerning 

Scavengers, concerning 

Scavengers, amending ordinance concerning 

Scavengers, amending ordinance concerning 

Sealer of weights and measures, concerning 

Shows, amending sec. 4, chap. 48 R. 0., entitled 

Sidewalk width on Robey st., from W. Madison st. to>W. Harrison st 

Sidewalk width on Halsted st., from Archer ave. to Egan ave 

Sidewalk width on Division st., from N. Clark st. to Lake Shore drive 

Sidewalk width on Eugenie st 

Sidewalk space on narrow streets 

Signs, concerning 

Signs, concerning 

Signs, concerning 

Special assessments, directing Collector to return delinquent 

Stands for express wagons 

Street cleaning 

Street foremen, appointment of. 

Superintendent of Buildings, abolishing ofiBce of. 

Superintendent of Police to perform duties of City Marshal 

Taxes for 1877 

Temporary loans, authorizing 

Theaters, construction of. 

Time table for street lamp lighters 

Time table for street lamp lighters 

Town collectors, fixing compensation of 

Town collectors, repealing ordinance concerning 

Union Stock Yards and Transit Co., permitting to lay railroad track 

Viaducts, regulating use of 

Water taxes, establishing scale of 

Water taxes, levying 

Water, waste of 

Weighers, concerning 

Weighers, concerning ■ 

Weighers, concerning 

Widening Farrell St., repealing ordinance for 

TFidening river at Harrison st 



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INDEX. 



LAMP POSTS. 



Ada St., from Madison st. to Washington st 

Elizabeth st., from Madison st. to Washington st.. 

Ewing St., from Canal st. to Halsted st 

Franklin St., from Monroe st. to Adams st 

Harrison St., from Hermitage ave. to Wood st 

Harrison St., from Honore st. to Ogden ave... 

Honors st., from Congress st. to Harrison st 

Laflin st., from Polk st. to Taylor st , 

Monroe st., from Irving ave. to Western ave 

Oakley st., from Madison st. to Monroe st 

Ogden ave., from Twelfth st. to Western ave 

Peoria St., from Kinzie st. to Indiana st..... , 

Thirteenth pi., from Blue Island ave. to Waller st 

Throop St., from Washington st. to Madison st 

Warren ave., from Western ave. to Pollock st 



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207 



199 



OPENINGS, WIDBNINGS AND EXTENSIONS. 



Alley, B. 61 and 70, C. T. Sub., W. i^ Sec. 27 

Alley from Twenty-third st. to Twenty-fourth st., between Indiana ave. and Prairie ave., repeal 

ing ordinance for opening 

Alley, B. 3, Myrick's Add., repealing ordinance for opening 

Alley, B. 26, C. T. Sub., W. i^ Sec. 17 

Artesian ave., repealing ordinance opening , 

Artesian ave. to W. Lake st, opening , 

Calumet ave., from Douglas ave. to Egan ave., repealing ordinance opening 

Farrell st., from Archer ave. to Thirtv-first st., widening 

Farrellst, from Archer ave. to Thirty-first st., widening .' Postponed 72 

Fisk St., opening 

Forest ave., from Douglas ave. to Egan ave., repealing ordinance opening 

Franklin st., from North ave. to Menominee St., repealing 

Franklin St., from North ave. to Menominee st., opening 

Irving ave. through to Taylor st., opening 

Irving ave. through to Taylor St., opening 

McGrath st., repealing ordinance opening 

River at Harrison St., widening 

River at Harrison st , widening 

Seymour st., repealing ordinance opening 

Seymour St., through to W. Lake st., opening 

Street in Ellis' West Add „„ 

Sullivan st., from Sedgwick st. to Hurlbut st.,"widening ""!!...".'.*.*."!.!!! 



SIDEWALKS. 



Archer ave., from Halsted st. to South Branch 

Baldwin at., from Kinzie st. to Hubbard st 

California'ave., from Harrison st. to Ogden ave 

Congress St., from Washtenaw ave. to California ave 

Cottage Grove ave., from Thirty-third st., to Douglass ave 

Deaj-born st.,]from Thirty-third st. to Thirty-fourth st 

Douglas ave., from Stewart ave. to Portland ave 

Dudley st., from North;ave. to Wabansia ave 

Eighteenth place, from Johnson st. to Brown st 

Forrest ave., from Thirty-seventh st. to Thirty-eighth st... 
Forrest ave., from Thirty-seventh st. to Thirty-eighth st... 

Francisco St., from Jackson st. to Van Buren st 

Franklin st., from Kinzie st»to Ontario st 

Halsted St., from Madison st. to Fourth st 

Hermitage ave., from Harrison st. to Polk st 

Hickory St., from Deerinx st. to Fuller st 

Indiana ave., from Twenty-second st. to Twenty-fourth st. 

.Tackson st.,, from Sacramento st. to Albany ave 

Lake st., from Western ave. to Falls st 

La Salle St., from S. Water st. to Lake st 

La Salle st., from Lake st. to Randolph st 

La Salle St., from Randolph st. to Washington st 

McMullen st., from May st. to Center ave 

Meagher st, from Halsted st to Stewart ave 

Nassau st, from W. Jackson st to W. Van Buren st 

Noble st, from W. Division st to North ave 






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221 
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442 



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278 



INDEX. 



XXXIII 



SIDEWALKS — [concluded.) 



Sacramento st., from W. Jackson st. to W. Van Buren st 

Shober st., from North ave. to northern terminus 

Sibley st., from W. Taylor st. to Gilpin pi 

Spruce St., from Loomis st. to Laflin st 

Thirty-second st., from Indiana ave. to Prairie ave 

Thirty-third St., from Halsted st. to Stewart ave 

Thirty-third St., from State st. to S. Dearborn st 

Thirty-eighth st., from Forrest ave. to Prairie ave 

Tompkins st., from Polk st. to Taylor st 

Twelfth St., from Lincoln st. to Robey st 

Van Buren St., from Sacramento st, to Whipple st 

Vernon ave., from Graves sub. to Thirty-second st 

WUmot ave., from Eobeyst. to Hoyne ave 

Wood St., from Wabansia ave. to W. Clybourne ave........ 

Whipple St., from Jackson st. to Van Buren st 



STREET IMPROVEMENTS. 



Alley's blocks 1 and 10, Brand's Add., plank, annulling assessment 

Alley in front of sub. lot 8, lot 1, B. 81 S. S. Add., pave 

Archer ave., from Halsted st. to the river, curb, fill and pave 

Chicago ave., from N. Clark st. to river, curb, ^11 and pave 

Chicago ave., from N. Clark st. to river, curb, fill and pave, 

Division st., from Stone st. to Lake Shore drive, curb, fill and pave 

E wing St., from Canal st. to Halsted st., fill 

Fulton St., from Canal st. to Sangamon st., curb and fill 

Fulton St., from Sangamon st. to Elizabeth st., curb and pave 

Harrison st., from Wood st to Western ave.,jill 

Halsted st., from Harrison st. to Twenty-second st., pave 

Hoyne ave., from Madison st. to Harrison st., curb, fill, grade and pave 

Indiana ave., from Twenty-second st., to Twenty-ninth st., curb and pave, 

Milwaukee ave., from Lake st., to Fulton st., curb, fill and pave 

Oak St., from Market st. to Larrabee st., curb and fill 

Pacific ave., from Harrison st. to Polk St., pave 

Polk St., from Ogden ave. to Campbell ave., macadam 

Polk St., from Halsted st. to Center ave., curb, fill and pave 

Sedgwick st., from North ave. to Lincoln ave., curb and pave 

State St., from Jackson st. to Harmon ct., curb, fill, grade and pave 

Townsend st., from Oak st. to Elm st, grade and pave 

Twenty-second st., from Center ave. to Ashland ave., curb and pave 

Twenty-second st.,from State st. to Arnold St., fill and pave 



VACATIONS. 



Alley, sub. block 1, block 18, SheflSeld's Add 

Ellsworth and Sebor sts., parts of 

Lumber st., from Allen's canal to Mason's canal 

Lumber st., Irom Throop st. to Sampson st 

Sebor st. and Ellsworth st., parts of 

Sebor and Ellsworth sts., amending ordinance vacating, 

Streets and alleys, block 4 Eees' Add. to Brighton 

Washington place oast of Ada st 

Webster place east of Ada st 



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PARK COMMISSIONERS. 



Annual report, West Park S- & A., W. D. 394 



XXXIV INDEX 



PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS. 



PAGE 

L. 132 



Aiken & Charles, proposing to light city with oil r • > 

Aiken & Charles, proposing to light city with oil .....'..!..... P j i^i 

Allen, J. Adams, for compensation for horse s" a-"a""'^' -n" 7^ 

Alley, between Oakley st. and Western ave., for re-location "oLV." !!!"".'" S% A w ^' oq i 

Alley in N. W. 1^, Sec. 32, 39, 14, for vacation of. k W' « S' ll\ 

Alley, B. 117, S. S. Add., dismiss proceedings for widening ... ^- * ^•' ^V ?' o^t 

Alley, B. 3, Myrick's Add., for repeal of ordinance to open ■..■■.■■■. s"*"a'"'« ^' Q.r 

Alley, B; 24, C. T. Sub., W. ^ Sec. 27, repeal ordinanceto open :::: s \\' % S' If: 

American Patent Gas Co., light streets . *■ * ^•'^- ^- ^^4 

Ball, Mrs. Leah, for compensation for injuries "" V."." ' ^- Ifl 

Baxter, R. T., for compensation for injuries finance 3b4 

Bennett, J. L., for compensation for legal services ." ' i^iL^!!^ qq^ 

Billiards, for abolition of license for ' -imance 337 

Billiard licenses, for rebates on " "; ' Licenses 157 

Billings, A. M., concerning price of gas .'.' " -Licenses 203 

Blathewick C. N., concernine: Fire Demrtmp.nt ' ■^■"-w" 201 



., concerning Fire Department ' "■]■ y" 



Board of Health, for compensation -c,. 

Boasberg,B., for free license ' .Imance 249 

Boasberg,B., for free license ."^"!!1\\\\".".".".'.".'."".'.'.'.".'.".".".'.'." Licenses 111 

Boiler inspection, concerning ' Licenses 133 

Boldenweck & Henne, for lease of city property."".'."'."'.'.".'."."".' «■*{. 1 ' aH 

Bonfield, X F., concerning charge^ against Supt. Hickey ...".■."■■■.■.'.■.'.■■'.■.■ Pn«/ 9^8 

Bridge at Harrison St., for.... " iV'^ t^" oq 

Brown, J. W., to be appointed Harbor Master '.'.'.".'.'.'.'.".".".."!'. w'f^' ^ 

Brown, Thos.,and Wm. Gary to be retained as Harbor Masters ..".'.'.".!!'.*.". K t ^' ota 

Brown, C. E., for remission of fine -j.^- ^ ^- ^f° 

Buckley, James, for compensation for injuries Z ■■■■^in^n*^° H^ 

Buckley, Wm., for appointment of committee to investigate his oflficiai" con duct ■.■.;■.'.■.■.■.■.": PoHcb 47^ 

Butterfleld St., for opening of. „. <«"ir"A « ^ o^a 

Calumet ave., annul assessment to pave .'.."* o' ^ "T'' ^- ^- '"1° 

Calumetave., repeal ordinance opening to Eighteenth st .'.".'"." « ^ T' ' a in qo^ 

Canal St., for improvement of. "'q i. a w^' n. 

Canavan, F. P., for duplicate water bond b.&AW.D. 94 

Carles, L., for remission of fine .finance 252 

Carter, W. H., for cancellation of tax sales .'".".'.'■.' 1/;^''''^ lio 

Carter, A. H., for return of money deposited in city treasury ^ n«n^! t\r 

Cassidy, P., concerning House of Correction , "r -/i ^, o^ 

Chicasm Hitv -Rail «.Qirn^ +r. lo^ +^.^v ^^ tr„„ x. ^ ' Bridewell 2( 



Chicago City Railway Co., to lay track on Van Buren st ,'.""' 'ii"j^x « t. qo. 

S. D. 
S. D. 
&W. 

Chicaio West Division EailwaV Co.', to extend trldilo'Centrai'Park]'.".'.'.'.';." .■.".■.■.■." s"& a''w'?' -^qq 



Chicago City Railway Co., to lay track on Halsted st .'." a" ^ t' « -n qoo 

S. D. 399 
few. 132 

V. D. 204 

Chicago, Millington & Western R. R., for right of way"on'fw"enty-s"i'ith st!'.'.'.'.'."'.; s" A a' W ^' ill 



Chicago & Englewood H. & D. R. R., for extension of time S It ^ t, ooa 

Chicago Smoke Consuming Co., concerning burner F <^w i^'^ 

Chicago West Division Railway Co., to lay track on Halsted st ..'. s"'&"a 'w d' '>04 



Champion Patent Furnace, concerning . F <t W 

Champion Patent Furnace, concerning c 1 n it;v 

Chase, 0. C, concerning smoke burner .'..'.";."."".'.".' '■ ^^^°w i?p 

City Hall, concerning ^- %^ ^J^ 

City Hall, from J. J. Egan, concerning .'.' ' p ^ iL 

Citizens' Association, concerning taxes X',"; 00 

City Weighers, for relief. w , ! lit 

Clinton St., for paving i'T; w 1^' o?^ 

ciybourn ave., for repair of .;:...:::::..::::".:'.:::.';::.':;:::::;::'."""." sll'lDi?' 

Coffin, S. C, for compensation forinjuries Finanr!; ^ll 

Concerning throwing of rubbish and glass in alleys TnH ^r* 

Consumers' Gas Co., for ordinance " " p "J^- ^^j"^ 

Cook County Land Company, concerning taxes .".'.'.'."] \ j" l'" oj", 

Cordell, N., for compensation for injuries m'r^tr^nL Qn!i 

Coughlin, M. T., concerning smoke burners '..■.■■.". Vi^JZl oil 

Council Chamber, for use of. ' V wVthrf™ ^^ 

Court House Square, for use of street around Tir,cf;.Ia tei 

Court House Square, for fence around '^'Ta t if T^l 

Cox and Walker, for settlement v\Z\.^^ o^n 

Cregier, D. C, for appointment of ,"!".'.!.".*.'.'.'.".'!! F & W 97 

Crossing st., removal of obstructions from ".V.........".......... *..".. ."s & A W D 77 

Dearborn St., repeal ordinance for opening * g ^ a' s D H4r 

Dietzsch, Emil, concerning morgue .'.*.'.*.",'.'.' jj i'nR 004 

Dietzsch, Emil, concerning morgue '...!.'."..'."!!!!!!..!."..".".".".".".'..".*H & C R 4^9 

Division st., asking repeal of ordinance giving control of to Park Commissioners."..'."..".".. "s "& A W V> 4fiS 

Dixon, C. G., contesting election of Aid. Wheeler " gei Oom "7 

Downey, Peter, for compensation for services '...'.'..'.".'.'.'.'.'.'.....'...'.".'.'.'.'.'.'..Finance 118 

Downey, Peter, concerning scavenger work '..'..'...'......'.'.'.'.'.'.'.]!!"."..'.".'!" Filed 251 

Drake, H. N., for permission to place scale in Twenty-third st 'Markets 27 

Driving cattle on W. Harrison st., to prohibit s"&"a W D 407 

Dudley St., for improvement of ...".. .,8 & a' W D 34'^ 

Election districts in Fourteenth ward, to change ' .. ' Jud 34(; 

Election districts in Sixth ward, to change ....!..'.!........... .......!.!!!!'.'.'.'.!sei Com 408 

Election judges, concerning ."....Z.... ......... ' Jud 7*; 

Elm St., to open S * A Vir t> -^Ri. 

Employes of A. Nink, for pay '.'.'.'.'.".'.'.'.'.'.'.".".'.'.■.'.'.".■.'.'.'.■.'.'.'.'.'.■.■.'.■■ ' p B 'llO 

Employes hired by Thos. Cannon, for pay .'"." juj' w; 

Employes of (Jox Bros., for pay !!!....."...."...!!!....'.*.'.'.'.".'..."!..'.".".'.'.'."Filed 204 

Fire Department, for reconsideration of ordinance reducing pay '. F & W 132 

Fireplugs, concerning repairs on ........................Finance 342 



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INDEX. XXXV 



PAGE 

First M. E. Church, for remission of taxes ....,..., , Finance 234 

Fish Inspector, to abolish oflQce of. ^ _ jmj gg 

Fisk St., open J!l../. "" '.*.'.. s!& A., W. D. 33 

Franklin st., for repeal of ordinance opening , S. & A. N. D. 337 

Franklin st., for opening ....§. & A.,' n! D. 337 

Franz, 31., for compensation for injuries Finance 384 

Frazier, H. J., for free license License 133 

French, G. M., for lease of market on W. Randolph st ].W. &P. G. 204 

Frerk, Henry, for permission to place scale ".".'. '.'.'.".... ivEarkets 384 

Fullerton ave. conduit, concerning "."..i."...',B. P. "W. 69 

Fullerton ave. conduit, concerning .'...„' Finance 111 

Fullerton ave. conduit, concerning Finance 163 

Fulton, A., for compensation for injuries Jud. 235 

Furey, W. F., for removal of obstructions from W. Twelfth st ""..!!!." s/&A.',"w. B. 27 

Furey, W. F., to be refunded license fee , Markets 210 

Gas on Barber st S. & A. W. D. 9 

Gas on Burling st ^ q., l. 133 

Gas on E^ving st ........V.......S. & A., W. D. 399 

Gas on Nebraska st Q.. L. 76 

Gaubert, C. H., permission to build dock....". ■W. & P. G. 27 

Golden, S., for compensation for work Finance 133 

Goldie, Wm., for appointment as Superintendent of Buildings P. B. 342 

Groudy, Chandler & Skinner, for pay Finance 262 

Grade of Milwaukee ave., to change Mayor 239 

Graham, A., condition of Hay Market .........iMarkets 234 

Gregory, A., for compensation for injuries Jud. 159 

Gyles, Jas., concerning pavement g. & A., S. D. 163 

Halsted st., to widen, near C, A. & St. L. K. R S. &A.. S. D. 364 

Halsted st, for repair of. S. & A., N. D. 441 

Hamilton, T. H., for compensation for services Finance 263 

Hazleton, M. W., concerning smoke consumer F. & W. 52 

Health Department, concerning rooms for Filed 248 

Heuermann, John, concerning fire escape F. & W. 467 

Hide dealers, for creation of office of Hide Inspector Markets 384 

Hildreth, J. H., for expulsion of. ,. jud. 51 

Hildreth, J. H., for expulsion of. Finance 77 

Hildreth, W. F., for payment of judgment Finance 158 

Holmes & Co., for lease of end of Nineteenth st W. & P. G. 94 

Hooke, 3Ioses, for compensation Finance 312 

Horn, A., offering to purchase lot Finance 250 

Hughes, R. C, concerning inspection of buildings Finance 312 

Huron st., for improvement of S. & A., N. D. 452 

Hutchinson, W. H., concerning smoke burner F. & W. 134 

Illinois Staats Zeitung, concerning printing Jud. 234 

Jacques, John, for free license ...Filed 234 

Jenks, James, concerning smoke burner F. & W. 118 

Jenks, James, concerning smoke burner ,....Sel. Com. 152 

Jenks, James, claim for compensation , Finance 416 

Johnson, Mary, for compensation Jud. 159 

Junk Dealers, concerning ..Licenses 27 

Junk Dealers, from Grand Jury, concerning , Licenses 27 

Kendall St.. for improvement of *. S. & A., W. D. 468 

Kennedy, W. W.. claim of Pub. 55 

Lamey, P.,for compensation Finance 298 

Langley, A. W., concerning hacks S. & A., S. D. 234 

Laracy, Wm., concerning scavenger work Filed 262 

Laracy, AVm., for compensation for scavenger work.... Finance 279 

Laracy, Wm., for compensation for scavenger work Finance 337 

Lawndale Railway Co., to lay track on Ogden ave S. & A., W. D. 346 

Lawndale Piailway Co., accepting ordinance Filed 452 

Lippincott, 0., for compensation F. & W. 312 

Loewy, A., for compensation for injuries Law Dept. 226 

Loewy, A., for re-location of alley S. & A., W. D. 234 

McDermott, M., concerning adulteration of food H. & C. K. 343 

McGlnnis & Nayler, compensation for smoke burner F. & W. 316 

McGrath St., repeal ordinance to open S. & A., W. D. 159 

McMahon, James, irregularities in elections Bridewell 441 

McManus, Alice, compensation for injuries Jud. 203 

McManus, Alice, compensation for injuries ' Filed 248 

Mack, Geo., for remission of fine Licenses 203 

Madison st, concerning improvement of. S. & A., W. D. 343 

Madison St., for repeal of ordinance for improvement of S. & A., W. D. 346 

Maierhofer, L., for scale in Market square Markets 27 

Mansfield Coal Co., for lease of end of Market st W. & P. G. Ill 

Market on N. Wells st., for S. & A., N. D. 159 

Martin, R., for compensation for damages Finance 262 

Matthews, F. H., for compensation for injuries Finance 452 

Mendel, E., for renewal of lease W. & P. G. 234 

Menge Bros., compensation for damages Finance 399 

Meyers, John, for extra compensation , Finance 371 

Michigan ave., to widen S. & A., S. D. 248 

Milligan, W. F., for sidewalk on Randolph st + S. & A., S. D. 227 

Milwaukee ave. viaduct, for completion of , Finance 227 

Monroe St., to pave S. & A., W. D. 452 

Moore, C. E., for compensation Finance 312 

Morgan st, repeal ordinance for paving S. & A., W. D. 424 

Morgue, concerning condition of. H. & C. R. 294 



XXXVI INDEX. 

* PAGK 

Morgue, concerning condition of H. & C. R. 429 

Morse, C. H., for compensation for services Jud. 203 

. Morse, C. H., for compensation for services .-, Filed 248 

Murray, Pat., contesting election of Aid. Smith Sel. Com. 27 

Neale, E., to lease old Union st. station W. & P. G. 77 

Newman & Co., for improvement of Van Buren st S. & A., S. D. 210 

Nuisance at 92 Dearborn ave., for abatement of. r. & W. 248 

O'Brien, Catherine, for compensation for injuries Jud. 364 

Oak St., for improvement of. S. & A., N. D. 53 

Oakwood st., to change name of S. & A., N. D. 248 

Ogden ave., change name of. S. & A., W. D. 434 

Opening street from Thirty-seventh st. to Thirty-eighth st., east of Yincennes ave S. & A., S. D. 27 

Opening street soiith of Aldine square S. & A., S. D. 234 

Otis, L. B., for repeal of ordinance to pave La Salle st S. & A., S. D. 342 

Pacific ave., to pave S. & A., S. D. 226 

Pacific ave., to pave S. & A., S. D. 258 

Pardee, Theron, for appointment as collector Jud. 33 

Park Commissioners, concerning improvement of W. Madison st S. & A., W. D. 343 

Parker, W. W., for rebate on saloon license Licenses 262 

Pavements, concerning Sel. Com. 41 

Polk St., to macadamize < S. & A,, W. D. 210 

Powell, Sam., for scale corner Thirty-fifth and State sts Markets 346 

Railroad track on, Alexander st., M.Gottfried S. & A., S. D. 248 

Railroad track on W. Lake st., for S. & A., W. D. 407 

Railroad track on Stewart ave R. R. 204 

Railroad track on Twenty-third st S. & A., S. D. 27 

Railroad track on W. Water st R. R. 66 

Relief of Officer Ryan, for Finance 384 

Removal of track on State st S. & A., S. D. 41 

Removal of track on Kinziest S. & A., W. D. 28 

Removal of bell at Wabash ave. crossing of C, B. & Q. R. R S. & A., S. D. 41 

Bemoval of bell at State st. crossing of C, B. & Q. R. R S. & A., S. D. 159 

Removal of bell at Burr School S. & A., W. D. 442 

Removal of truck stand from Market st ^ S. & A., S. D. 62 

Removal of truck stand from Market st S. & A., S. D. 66 

Removal of engine house from Dearborn ave.. F. & W. 312 

Removal of railroad track on Clark st S. & A., S. D. 467 

Removal of peddlers from N. Wells st S. & A., N.D. 203 

Rice, J. A., concerning hide inspection Markets 407 

Riordan, John, contest election J. H. Hildreth Jud. 468 

Ryan, L., concerning condition of river S. & A., S. D. Ill 

Salaries of laborers, equalize B. P. W. 158 

Schoellkopf, Henry, for repair of sidewalk S. & A., S. D. 204 

School house on Blue Island ave. viaduct, remove Granted 250 

Sewers, ventilation of. H. & C. R. 408 

Sewer in Armour sj; P. W. 324 

Sewer in Augusta st ..Finance 337 

Sewer in Belknap st S. & A., W. D. 384 

Sewer in Bradley st P. W: 434 

Sewer in Dayton st S. & A., N. D. 346 

Sewer in Dearborn st P. W. 27 

Sewer in Eighteenth pi P. W. 118 

Sewer in Eighteenth st S. & A., W. D. 163 

Sewer in Eleventh st S. &;A., W. D. 250 

Sewer in Halsted st P. W. 33 

Sewer in Halsted st S. & A., N. D. 252 

Sewer in Hanover st P. W. 424 

Sewer in Harrison st P. W. 434 

Sewer in Huron st P. W. 324 

Sewer in Noble st P. W. 313 

Sewer in Nutt ct S. & A., W. D. 203 

Sewer in Thirtieth st P. W. 364 

Sewer in Thirty-first st P. W. 11 

Sewer in Thirty-first st Finance 342 

Sewer in Thirty-seventh st P. W. 337 

Sewer in Twenty-first st , S. & A., W. D. Ill 

Shoemaker & Havell, concerning voucher '. Finance 298 

Sidewalk on Baldwin st P. W. 41 

Sidewalk on California ave S. & A., N. D. 337 

Sidewalk on California ave P. W. 399 

Sidewalk on N. Clark st S. & A., N. D. 399 

Sidewalk on Illinois st S. & A., N. D. 234 

Sidewalk on Illinois st., for repeal of ordinance for S. & A., N. D. 263 

Sidewalk on Madison st. to Central Park P. W. 442 

Sidewalk on Randolph st ." S. & A., S. D. 204 

Sidewalk on Randolph st. at Court House Square S. & A., S. D. 227 

Sidewalk on Shober st P. W. 41 

Sidewalk on Spruce st P. W. 204 

Sidewalks in Thirteenth Ward S. & A., W. D. 284 

Sidewalk on Thirty-ninth at P. W. 33 

Sidewalk on Washtenaw ave., for repeal of ordinance fur Filed 248 

Signs, for modification of ordinance concerning Jud. 204 

Signs, concerning * Jud. 204 

Silley, J. B., for remission of fine .' Jud. 364 

Smith, J. B., concerning pavements Sel. Com. 227 

Steam whistles, to regulate use of. Police 342 

Steinhausen, A. V., reduce License Commissionaires Licenses 294 

Stephens, S., for compensation for injuries Finance 204 



INDEX. XXXVII 

PAGE 

Steyens, S., for compensation for injuiies Finance 346 

Stewart and McDoiiglas for compensation Law Dept. 279 

Stone, K. B., for use of Council Chamber Granted 66 

Stratham & Co., E. S., for rebate on license Licenses 468 

Street lamp burners, concerning G. L. 17 

Sullivan, E. A., for relief , Law Dept. 225 

Sullivan st., to widen S. & A., N.D. 424 

Swett, Leonard, concerning lighting city G. L. 204 

Taylor st., to repeal ordinance for paving S. & A., S. D. 346 

Third ave., to repeal ordinance for paving S. & A., S. D. 262 

Thomson & Co., C. for pe^nisslon to lay track on Quarry st S. & A., S. D. 343 

Time table for lighting street lamps.....'. G. L. 279 

Tompkins st., for improvement of. S. & A., W. D. 76 

Townsend, B. G., for rebate on license Licenses 223 

Trustees, Zion Church, for payment of rent Schools 94 

Tuley, Stiles & Lewis, for pay Finance 159 

Tuley, Stiles & Lewis, for pay Jud. 204 

Tuley, Stiles & Lewis, for pay Finance 262 

Tully, J. D., concerning election for Alderman. Fifth Ward Jud. 441 

Turner, James, light Archer ave G- L. 195 

Twelfth St., for improvement of. S- & A., W. D. 316 

Tyrrell, Mary, for compensation for injuries Finance 284 

Union Park place, annul assessment for paving S. & A.. W. D. 249 

Van Buren St., to open • -S. & A. W. D. 312 

Vandeberg, M., for license Licenses 300 

Wagner, Peter, for compensation for land Corp. Counsel 234 

Wagner, Peter, for reUef • I'iled 248 

Water on Ashley st .*. •■'• ?• W. 364 

Water on Forrest ave P- W. 364 

Water on Heniy st : F- & W. 250 

Water on Leavitt st P- W. 346 

Water on Le Moyne st P- W. 452 

Water on Oakley st P- W. 203 

Water on Oakley st P- W. 452 

Water on Kobey st S. & A., W. D. 67 

Water on Eobey st P- W. 170 

Water on Shober st P- W. 41 

Water an Twenty-second st P- y ■ 118 

Watkins, E. T., concerning price of gas G. L. 178 

Watson, Geo., offering to buy Long John lot Laid over 287 

Weil. J. H. & J., offering to buy Long John lot Finance 278 

Weil, J. H. & J., offering to buy Long John lot Laid over 294 

Wells, W. K., for remission of fine Jud. 210 

Wells, W. K., for remission of fine Elled 248 

West Park Commissionera. report of. S. & A., W. D. 394 

White, Aid,, endorsing •••••• 234 

Wilson, John P., for compensation.... ^i" i ont 

Wright, John, tor appointment as weigher Markets 303 



REMONSTRANCES. 

Building ordinance, against amending Seldom. 364 

Court House contractors, against permitting to use public streets Mayor 434 

Fish Inspector, against abolishing oflBlce of. • '^"'f w qoq 

Hay press on Arnold st o'Va ^^' o?o 

Improvement of Center st S. & A., N. D. 312 

Improvement of Halsted st S. & ^-^ W. D. 294 

Improvement of Huron st S- * -^-^ ^- ?• ^^ 

Improvement of Huron st o^V"; c' i? o^a 

Improvement of McGlashen st -S- * A., S. D. ^10 

Improvement of Michigan st o if a ''w t^' o^q 

Improvement of Morgan st a «,!' a t^' oao 

Improvement of Pacific ave S. & A., b. iJ. ^6^ 

Improvement of Pacific ave c"I.""A""Tir ?? ^T 

Improvement of Sedgwick st '^."i",' H 

Improvementof Sedgwick st •••••••••• \^^^ ^^ 

Improvement of Sixteenth st •^- f ^■'^- i;- ^*^ 

Improvement of Townsend st ^- * '^' ^- ^- f^ 

Maierhofer, L., against appointment of. 'a'T'k %Ft^ otl 

Opening alley in vicinity of Twelfth st.and Center ave S. & A., W- ^- ^^* 

Opening Calumet ave. south of Douglas ave ;;"L"V"";Tr ?? ki 

Opening Irving place ■••• S & A W. D. 53 

Opening street from Thirty-seventh st. to Thirty-eighth st. east of Vmcennes ave b. & A^S. l^- ^< 

Hailroad cars, speed of. a"';";" w t» o«o 

Railroad track on Stewart ave a « a « t^' oi 

Railroad track on Twenty-third st o V, a w' in i^a 

Sidewalk on Washtenaw ave • ^- f ,SVr' t!" q^c 

Sidewalk on Washtenaw ave S- ^ ^■' ^:,^; ;*2 

Superintendent of Buildings, against abolishing office of tt] ] 2S4 

Superintendent of Buildings, against abolishing office of. v w sm 

Widening Eighteenth st ^'"i'V a t>" tii 

Widening Haines court «\a 'w S' 298 

Widening river at Harrison 8t S. & A., W.D. ^98 



XXXVIII INDEX. 

RESIGNATIONS. 

Bailey, M.B.,Supt. of Buildings AccentPrf'l'fil 

Davis, L. H., Judge of Election .".V AcceSed 128 

Derrickson, R. P., as Comptroller "aopS fi^ 

Gillespie, C. H., Sealer of Weights and Measures Icct^t!^ iri 

Hildreth. James H., Alderman 7th ward Annpnt^H A 

Lawrence, C. B., School Inspector [ZZZl^ Acoented 1^7 

MoVicker, B, Health Commissioner WpS otI 

Mahla, Fred, School Inspector V.V.V.V;;.'.";:: ' Accented m 

Sumwalt, E. T, Clerk of Election • Accented 429 

Wright, H. P, Health Commissionijr Filed 323 



RESOLUTIONS. 

Abolishing sundry olHces j , ,-, 

Adams St., control vehicles using "...*.....*......,.... Police 110 

Advertising, receive proposals to do Arlnntpd qa 

Advertising in German Pri^?i^a; inu 

Advertising, contract for Z.Z']Z:^Z'.'.ZZ'.[Z^ Printinf 34fi 

Aldermen, taxes owed by Tabled 11 

Aldermen, taxes owed by .';;;;; Adonted 51 

Aldermen, charges against • Adonted 400 

Alderman 7th Ward, declaring vacancy in office of. Adonted fi7 

Alderman 7th Ward, vote cast for AdoE itl 

Alley B, 3 and 8 Brand's Add., title to ritvAttV fi9 

Applications for office , ^"^ j"J o§f 

Appointments made by Thos. Hoyne, approving '.'.'.'.'.'.!'....'.'.'..'.".'.".'.*!.'.' Jud' 33 

Appointing Aid. Sweeney and Sommer on committees Adonted 312 

Appomt engineers to examine crib Finance 407 

Authorizing Mayor to advertise for proposals to improve Archer ave .'.".'.".'.'.'.'.".' Adonted 250 

Authormng employment of extra counsel in Garrison vs. City """Adonted 2'i2 

Badges for Aldermen, direct City Clerk to procure Adonted 17 

Blue Island ave. improvement ., AHnr^to^ tr 

Board of Health, reduce expenses of. ."..".■.■.■.■"".".■■"." Adonted fi7 

Board of Health, abolish....:. ......"..;....■."".:.■.■::■;;■:": Sud 76 

Board of Health, provide rooms for Adonted 76 

Board of Public Works to attend to inspection of buildings ."..'.".".'..".'.'!.'.'.".'.'.'.'.".'.'.'.'.".'.'.'.".'.".'.". Adonted 61 

Board of Public Works, reduce expenses of. Adonted fi7 

Board of Public Works, confirm action of Adonted 909 

Board of Public Works, legalize acts of :::::::::::::::::::;:::;::::::::::::::::."::.":idopted 2i4 

Bond of City Attorney, penal sum of Adonted 9 

Bond of City Clerk, penal sum of. Adonted 9 

Bond of City Treasurer, penal sum of. [... Adonted 7 

Bond of Clerk of Police Court, penal sum of. Adonted 2 

Bond of Comptroller, penal sum of .■.-■.■.■.■.■.■.■.".".".".".".■.■.".■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.".■.■.".".■.■.■.■.iAdopted 37 

Bond of Comptroller, penal sum of. Vetoed and passed over veto 40 

Bond of Corporation Counsel, penal sum of. Adopted 66 

Bond of Mayor, penal sum of ".....;!.'.'".'."".*.".;;;!!:.".".'.".'.".".".';.";.";;."."":Adopted 3 

Bonds, payment of interest on Adopted 54 

Bonds, redemption of ".....Adopted 54 

Bonds, redemption of, etc Adopted 62 

Bridgeport, cause of stenches at Adopted 111 

Buildings, abolish office of Superintendent of !!.!!......!!....."'""'.' Adopted 61 

Certificates of indebtedness, concerning " Finance 11 

Certificates of indebtedness .'.".""...!!!..!.!!.....'..'.".." Adopted 17 

Certificates of indebtedness '.'.'.'.'...'........................... Adopted 33 

Certificates of indebtedness r...]. ....!!!..."!.!.....!!!....!.!.!..!.....""."]. ......".^Adopted 153 

Chicago City Eailway Co., concerning ."..".'.'.'."."."....................."'. Filed 87 

City Hall, diicct J. J. Egan prepare plans for !..'.'..!!."."!!!.!........... P B 41 

City Hall, direct J. J. Egan prepare plans for ..................""...."." Adopted 61 

City Hall, plans for • • • ■ ^^^ ^^ 



72 



City Hall, plans for ;.■;;.." " Adopted 

City Hall, let contracts for Tabled 

City Hall, construction ot ...............!!!!!........,.......... P B 67 

City Hall, enjoin County Commisssioners from building ..-........!!...........'.....!....!..!. PB 110 

City Hall, plans for p g j|j 

City Hall, contract for stone for .'..............."!... Adopted 149 

^'i*y ,^^"' ^o"str"^"o» of -. '....'.'.'.'..".'..'.".'.".'.'.".■.■.".".".'.".";!;.".".".".".";!;.'."."Laidover 167 

City Hall, construction of Filed 183 

City Hall, construction of ................................................ . . P B 250 

City Hall fund, amount to credit of .../.!..!.........!.."!.!!!..!!!..".! '"*."!'.Adopted 284 

City Hall, request County to build Pub 324 

City Hall, request County to build IFiled 338 

City officers, reports of. .'.'..'.'."!.".'.".'.V.".*.'.".".".'.'.V.".".'.'.".".".".".".".".".'."."..'.".'."Adopted 11 

City property, sale of. Finance 33 

City Treasurer to report special funds in his hands Adopted 62 

City offices to be closed .July 3rd and 4th !.!"."..".... ..'.'.'.'.7.'.!."!!.!.. !!!.'!!"!Adopted 76 

City offices to be closed Saturdays at 3 p. m ,'..".. ...................................Jud 204 

City offices to be closed Oct. 9 ". Finance 226 

Committee meetings .*...;.'.'.".'.'.".'.".".".'.'.'.'.!r."."."".'.'.'.".".'.".'.".'.'.'.".'.".".'.'.".".".'.".'..'.'.'.'.".'.'Adopted 58 

Committee on Public Buildings, vacancy on I,ogt no 



INDEX. • XXXIX 

PAGB 

Comptroller to report amounts to credit of funds Finance 163 

Contracts for street improvements Local Ass'ts IV 

Council meetings, fix time for ,H. & C. E. 204 

Court House, enjoin construction of. .P. B. 110 

Cox Bros., withhold vouchers from Adopted 204 

Decoration day, close offices on Adopted 32 

Delinquent taxes, collection of Adopted 110 

Dogs, enforce ordinance concerning Bridewell 69 

Dogs, enforce ordinance concerning Adopted 249 

Drinking Fountain corner Blue Island ave. and Twelfth st P. W. 92 

Election returns 10th Ward, concerning .Printing IT 

Election returns 10th "Ward, concerning Pub. 57 

Election returns 10th Ward, concerning Adopted 72 

Election, concerning Judges and Clerks of. Adopted 77 

Election of J. H. Hildreth, declared void Adopted 465 

Election, appointing Judges and Clerks of Adopted 90 

Election, appointing Judges and Clerks of. ..Adopted 407 

Election, pay Judges and Clerks of Finance 157 

Election, pay Judges and Clerks of. Finance 159 

Election, pay Judges and Clerks of Adopted 210 

Election districts, publish ordinance to divide- city into Adopted 399 

Employes of city, asking list of .* ; Adopted 10 

Employes, pay Finance 17 

Employes, pay , Adopted 27 

Employes, pay Adopted 51 

Employes, borrow money to pay Adopted 54 

Employes, pay Adopted 110 

Employes, pay discharged Finance 118 

Employes, pay discharged Finance 133 

Employes, pay Adopted 214 

Employes who do not pay their debts, discharge Finance 364 

Employes in Tax Department, discharge Adopted 102 

Employes in Sidewalk Department Adopted 110 

Engines at West Div. Waterworks, test F. & W. 337 

Engines at West Div. Water Works, test Mayor 364 

Engine house on Polk st F. & W. 346 

Expiration of terms of Aldermen Adopted 449 

Fire Department, repairs for ; .' Pub. 28 

Fire Department, repairs for ; Adopted 38 

Fire Department, establish work shop for , Filed 60 

Fire Department, pay of drivers in Sel. Com. 110 

Fire Department, pay of drivers in F. & W. 133 

Fire Marshal, to report violations, etc , Adopted 94 

Fire Marshal, to report amounts deducted from pay of men for violation of rules Adopted 298 

Foley, oflBcer, investigate charges against Police 63 

Fulton St., improvement of .a. ...Adopted 135 

Fuller St. bridge, awarded contract for ......Adopted 429 

Fullerton ave. conduit S. & A., N. D. 41 

Fullerton ave. conduit Pub. .57 

Fullerton ave. conduit ' Recommitted 72 

Fullerton ave. conduit P. W. 84 

Fullerton ave. conduit Finance 163 

Fullerton ave conduit, engines for Finance 394 

Gas, requesting General Assembly to pass a bill regulating sale of Adopted 452 

Gas, fixing price of Adopted 205 

Gas, fixing price of G. L. 163 

Cras, concerning piice of Sel. Com. 198 

Gras companies, abrogate contracts with Deferred 178 

Gas companies, abrogate contracts with • Adopted 193 

Gas contracts, copies of Adopted 106 

Gas contracts, validity of : Adopted 110 

Gas, in West Div., price of Adopted 243 

Gas, close negotiations with Peoples Co. for G. L. 252 

Gas, report negotiations for G. L. 270 

Gas, make terms with Peoples Co. for G. Ij. 278 

Gas, proposition of A. M. Billings. Gr. L. 278 

Gas burners, use three foot Cr. L. 109 

Gates at tunnels G. L. 202^ 

Gaubert, C. H., permit, to build dock ; Recommitted 72 

Grade on Hubbard st P- W. 249 

Grades of streets, prepare ordinance fixing Adopted 249 

Hacks, concerning ..Law Dep't 300 

Halsted St., authorizing Mayor to contract for paving Adopted 250 

Hickey, Supt. of Police, investigate charges against Police 243 

Hickey, Supt., direct Committee on Police to report the connection of the Mayor with the trial of.Adopted 263 

Hildreth, J. H., declaring election of, void Adopted 465 

Hildreth, J. H., declaring ineligible to office of. Adopted 473 

Hoyne, Thos., directing departments to recognize as Mayor Adopted 6 

Hoyne, Thomas, vote of thanks to Adopted 442 

Indiana ave., concerning filling on Adopted 76 

Insurance companies, report list of, paying tax Adopted 249 

Insurance companies, amount of tax paid by Adopted 249 

Insurance companies, list of ■■ Adopted 249 

Insurance companies, tax on Adopted 435 

Health Department, concerning, Lost 238 ■ 

Job printers, Comptroller to pay .,.., • Finance 203 



XL * INDEX. 

Junk dealers, enforce ordinance concerning Licenses 133 

Lake Front, sale of. .■..."."■.Zsel. Com. 17 

Lake Front sae of Reported 222 

Lake Front sale ot Adopted 226 

Lake Park, fill Adopted 17 

Lake Park, drive occupants from Bridewell 65 

Lamp posts on Archer ave n r -iio 

Land in Sec. 21, sell p„^' g^ 

Land in Sec 21, sell ;!^!!r."..""";."::;."Adopted 49 

Law Department, prepare rooms for , Adopted 76 

Legal services, amount paid for !!!.!../..!!.......!! Jud 27 

Legal services, extra !!////.!!!"...!".!'.*.'. Adopted 49 

Legal services, direct Comptroller not to pay bills for Finance 51 

Legal services, extra i^V^'." ".*".'.*. .".Adopted 54 

Licenses, direct Clerk to report number of. Adopted 11 

Licenses, amount received for AHni^t^H oaq 

Lighting city with oil "ZZZlZZZl^'^^t m 

McVickar, B., investigate charges against Filed 182 

Maps, Tax Commissioner to complete j^^ -...o 

Mason, Carlisle, vot^of thanks to AdnntoH lan 

Mayor's office, clean ."1\\\\\\3.\";:„. P B 29 

Mayor's office, provide rooms for ...Adopted 249 

Morse, C. C, concerning appointment of j„a ko 

Murphy, Aid., on death of .V."; Adonted 2S9 

Noise on Adams St .....;::: Bridewell ?10 

North Chicago City Railway Co., terminus of. .'.'.■...„. Filed 87 

North Chicago City Railway Co., terminus of Sel Com 132 

Oil Inspector, compensation of. , ......."...!."!."!. .F. & W 172 

Oil inspection, reduce rates for ..*..'.....'.'........ Pub 215 

Oil inspection, reduce rates for '..*,". Adopted 243 

Park, dedicating land on Eugenie st. for .....W. & P G 346 

Park; dedicating land on Eugenie st. for .........Adopted 401 

Pavements, examine kinds of...... ....".'.."'.'...Adopted 183 

Police force, power to reduce Pub 28 

Police force, power to reduce " ...*..'.'.'...'...".".*.!*.".'.. Adopted 37 

Police force, qualifications of members of Adopted 66 

Police force, disband .'..■.'."■.■.".".'.'.".'.".Finance 80 

Polk St., rebuild curbwalls on g & A. S D 17 

Polk St., authorize Mayor to let contract for macadamizing Adopted 262 

Pool table, exempting, from taxation .................Licenses 109 

Prairie ave., refund money paid for improvement of. . Jud 76 

Prairie ave., refund money paid for improvement ..''.'.'.'.'.'^....."[.'...lAdopted 121 

Printing Council Proceedings ......Printing 11 

Printing, amend ordinance concerning Jud 346 

Printing, amend ordinance concerning ■..■.■..........".■.■.Adopted 400 

Prosecuting Attsrney, concerning ..................City Att'v 2^0 

Protection of bicPders for and laborers on City work ■.'.■.■.■.■.■.".".'..'.".".".■.....Law Dep't 407 

Public Works, stop labor on p^jj 55 

Public Works, stop labor on ."..■■.'■.■.■■■■■■■■■.■.■.■■Recommitted 72 

JKeaei and Aid bociety, concerning H &r R 294 

Removal of Track from Clark St .'..■.■.".'.'■.■.'.'.■.■.■.'.'.'.'.■.".'....■Adopted 87 

Removal of desks from Council Chamber T.nrnl AeaHa 997 

Removal of Track from Clark St "■.!!■.!'.'.!!.';:'.„. ^Adopted 312 

Rent paid by Board of Education Schools 249 

Revenue time warrants, payment of. .' ...*.*.."*.'* "'Adopted 132 

Revenue received from Sec. 16, Town of Cicero Schools 250 

Riley & Co Thos. claim of .".■.■.".".".".".'.'.'.'."Lo^cal Assts 110 

Rounsavell, R. C, lease of. p^l, 34 

Rounsavell, R. C., lease of ' -. ...'.■. .■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.".".■.■.■Ado^pted 72 

Ruesof Counci Sel. Com. 7 

Rues of Council, pnnt Adopted 109 

Rule 1, amend , H, & C. R. 204 

Saaries, reduction of. Adopted 80 

Salaries, reduction of Tabled 107 

Salaries, directing department to report reductions made in .*.'.".".'.".'*.'............... Jud 133 

Salaries, directing department to report reductions made in .'..'..'....'......Adopted 164 

Salaries in City Clerk's office, reducing Jud 234 

Sp,laries in City Clerk's office, reducing ......"!!!."!...'.'.'.'.'..'......'......' Filed 264 

Salaries, transfer of. Filed 133 

Sale of Long John lot ■.'.■'.'■.'.'■■■■■.'■■.■.■.■■.■.■.■.■.■.■.'.'.■.'.'.'.'.'.■.■.■.".■Finance 298 

Scavenger work, report bids for Adopted 66 

Scavenger work, concerning H <feC R 223 

Scavenger work, concerning 'ZZZZ.'ZZZ'.\'ZZ..il6noned 253 

Scavenger work, concerning Adopted 304 

Scavenger work, concerning jj & C R 238 

Sealer of Weights and Measures, abolish office of. '.'..'.'............................... Jud 452 



Sewer in Halsted st. 



.Filed 



Sewer contracts, completion of. , p ^ go 

Sewer in Fourteenth st .......'.'.■.■.■!."...■.. ."..........."....P W 316 

Sheridan, Aid., on death of. Adopted 309 

Sidewalks, on repairing .■..■.'.'■"!!;.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'';.*.'.'.".'.':.';.'.'.'.'.'Adopted i250 

Sidewalk on Randolph st., at Court House Adopted 249 

Sidewalk Inspectors, discharge '/. .........................Police 28 

Sidewalk Inspectors, discharge ".."........!!!...!!..'.......'.'..'.'. ..Pub 35 

Sidewalk Inspectors, discharge !!.!...............'..... Adopted 43 

Sidewalk Inspectors, discharge ."....'.'.'.'.'..'..'.....Adopted 45 



INDEX. XLI 

I-AGE 

Signs, amend ordinance concerning J«d. 204 

Signs, asking that no action betaken on ordinance concerning Jud. 204 

Signs, revise ordinance concerning Adopted 214 

Signs, concerning • .Adopted 214. 

Signs, publish ordinance concerning •' Jnd. 234 

Smoke Burners, for report on F. & W. 304 

Soup House, establishing Adopted 287 

State St., widening Jud. 284 

State St., set a^ide proceedings for widening S. & A., S. D. 337 

State St., set aside proceedings for widening .....Mled 385 

Street cleaning, concerning Adopted 95 

Superintendent of Buildings, abolish office of.ir •. Adopted 61 

Superintendent of Masonry, for appointment of. S. & A., N. D. 94 

Taxes, concerning Jud. 80 

Tax certificates, redemption of. Adopted 61 

Tax certificates, redemption of Adopted 80 

Tax certificates, redemption of Adopted 110 

Tax certificates^ redemption of Adopted 136 

Tax fighters, for list of Adopted 11 

Tax fighters, \Fithdraw protection from property of. Finance 110 

Tax fighters, withdraw protection from property of Lost 134 

Tax fighters, exclude children of from public schools Schools 158 

Thanks to Finance Committee, vote of Adopted 468 

Theaters, protection of human life in F. & W. 284 

Theaters, to employ firemen F. & W. 284 

Theaters, concerning size of exits of _ P. B. 318 

Tuley, M. F., employ .T. Adopted 165 

Tunnel, report bids received for construction of Adopted 62 

Tunnels, light with oil Adopted 94 

Tunnels, light with oil G. L. 279 

Tunnels, close at night Deferred 238 

Tunnels, close at night Filed 248 

Tunnels, close at night Lost 278 

Tunnels, close at night Reconsidered 287 

Tunnels, close at night Lost 304 

Tunnel at Washington St., repair Adopted 312 

Unlicensed saloons, for list of Adopted 11 

Unlicensed saloons, concerning Pub. 58 

Unlicensed saloons, concerning Adopted 73 

Vernon Park, improvement of. P- W. 324 

Water Loan Bonds, issue duplicate Adopted 467 

Water Works, use bituminous coal at F. & W. 94 

Water Works, use bituminous coal at ^ Pnb. 121 

Water Works, use bituminous coal at Adopted 131 

Water Works, use bituminous coal at , • Adopted 152 

Water Works, use bituminous coal at Reconsidered 157 

Wharfing mortgage, release to I. N. Arnold Jud. 275 

Wharfing mortgage, release to I. N. Arnold Adopted 281 

Wharfing mortgages, concerning Adopted 281 

Wooden structures, concerning P- B. 249 



SELECT COMMITTEES. 

• 

Alderman Fifth ward, on recount of votes cast for Filed 468 

Boards of Health and Public Works, reduce number of employes of. Pub. 84 

Boards of Health and Public Works, reduce number of employes of Recommitted 106 

Board of Health, reorganization of. Con. in 111 

Board of Public Works, reorganization of. Pub. 139 

Board of Public Works, reorganization of. Lost 153 

Building ordinance, amending Pub. 409 

Election of Aid. Smith, on contest of. Con. in 35 

Election of Aid. Wheeler,on contest of Con. in 95 

Election, on appointing judges and clerks of. Con. in 423 

Election, assistant clerk in canvassing returns of Con. in 472 

Gas, on price of. Con. m 201 

Gas, on price of Con. in 205 

Lake Front, on sale of. Deferred 222 

Lake Front, on sale of Con. in 226 

Pavements, concerning Pub. 158 

Pavements, concerning Con. in 183 

Bui es of Council Con. in 19 

Salaries, reduction of. Pub. 106 

Salaries, reduction of Con. in 125 

Smith, Aid., on contest for seat of Con. in 35 

Smoke burners, on Deferred 180 

Smoke burners, on Con. in 201 

Smoke burners, on Deferred 181 

Smoke burners, on •••• Recommitted 197 

Street foremen, on ordinance concerning Pub. 96 

Street foremen, on ordinance concerning Con. in 102 

Street cleaning, on ordinance concerning Pub. 68 

Street cleaning, on ordinance concerning ' Recommitted 75 

Street cleaning, on ordinance concerning - Con. in 95 

Wheeler. Aid., on contest for seat of Con. m 95 



XLII INDEX. 

SUPERINTENDENT OF BUILDINGS. 

Annual Report „. ^^ 

Duties of employes of Building DepartmenV///////////////////.://;//;;;.;;;;;:;;:;;:;;;;;;;;;;;;;;^^^^ ei 



SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE. 

Amount of reductions made in department Pr.H/>a i - > 

Complaint of Mary Leonard, on '.".'.!!!*.'.1!!.".'."!!'.*.!.".*!".V.'.V.'.'. "" Police 405 

Invitation to attend semi-annual review "" wjied 72 

Invitation to attend semi-annual review ....*..*.'.."*. Filed 2^7 

Invitation to attend semi-annual review '.'...'..".'. iTiioH ois> 

Report for year 1876 '..V.'.'.'.".'.'.'.'.'."."."". Pol ce 31 5 

Report for quarter ending June 30, 1876 Police 118 

Report for quarter ending September 30, 1876 H^.-ipH 94^ 

Report for quarter ending March 31, 1877 Police 467 



^i»y s,! 



I 1876. 




CITY COUNCIL 



REGULAR MEETIITG 



:Lv£a,37- St3a, IBTS, 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aids, fearsons, McAuley; Rosenberg, Bal- 
lard, Thompson, Aldrich, Gilbert, Stewart, Somnior, 
Sheridan, Cullerton, Lodding, Hildreth, Kerber, 
O'Brien, Lawler, Van Osdel, Beidler, White, Smith, 
Throop, Briggs, McOrea, Eawleigh, Cleveland, 
Wheeler, Ryan, Banmgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Len- 
gacher, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, Kirk, Boser, 
and His Honor Mayor Colvin. 
Absent— mone. 

The (Jlork announced that all the Aldermen elect 
had taken the oath prescribed by the charter. 

The Clerk presented a message from His Honor the 
Mayor. 

Aid. McCrea moved that the further reading of the 
message be dispensed with, and that it be referred to 
the Finance Committee when appointed. 

Aid Ryan demanded that the motion be reduced to 
writing, which was done. 

Aid. Sheridan called for the previous question, and 
the call wa« sustained. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. 
McCrea, it was carried. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that this Council adopt the 
rules of the old Council, except rules numbers 2, 41, 
46, 62 and 53, and that they be the rules that shall 
- govern this Council until otherwise ordered. 

Aid. Hildreth demanded that the motion be reduced 
to writing, which was done. 

Aid. Hildreth moved to refer the motion of Aid. 
Cullerton to the Committee on Judiciary, when ap- 
pointed. 

Aid. Cullerton demanded the previous question. 

The Mayor decided that the motion of Aid. Hildreth 
was first in order. 

A)d. Cullerton appealed from the decision of the 
(^hair. 

The question being "shall the Chair be sustained ? 
Aid. Hildreth demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
decision of the Chair was not sustained, by the follow- 
ing vote : 



ylwes— Sommer, Hildreth, O'Brien, White, Wheeler, 
Ryan, Baumgartcn, Niesen, Lengacher, Murphy, 
Sweeney — 11. ^ ,, , ,„, 

JVoes — McAuley, Rosenborg, Ballard, Thompson, 
Aldrich Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Cullerton, Lodding, 
Kerber Lawler, Van Osdel, Beidler, Smith, Throop, 
Briggs, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Waldo, Linsen- 
bar^h, Kirk, Boser.— 24. 

The question then being, " Shall the main question 
be now put?" it was decided in the affirmative, by the 
following vote : , , „r„ 

^„es — McAuley, Rosenberg, Ballard, Thompson, 
Aldrich, Gilbert, Stewart, Sommer, Sheridan, Cullerton, 
Lodding, Kerber, Lawler, Van Osdel, Beidler Smith, 
Throop, Briggs, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, 
Waldo, Linsenbarth, Kirk, Boser— 26. 

JVbes— Hildreth, O'Brien, White, Ryan, Banmgarten, 
Niesen, Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney— 9. 

The question recurring on the motion ol Aid. Oul- 
lerton to adopt rules. Aid. Hildreth demanded the 
ayes and noes, and the motion prevailed by the tol- 
lo»wing vote: . „ „ , mi 

^«es— Pearsons, McAuley, Rosenberg, Ballard, Thomp- 
son, Aldrich, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Cullerton, 
Kerber Lawler, Van Osdel, Beidler, Smith, Throop, 
Briggs, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Waldo, Linsen- 
barth, Kirk, Boser.— 24. . 

JVoes— Sommer, Lodding, Hildreth, O'Brien, White, 
Wheeler, Ryan, Banmgarten, Niesen, Lengacher, 
Murphy, Sweeney.— 12. 

Aid. Thompson presented a resolution fixing the 
penal sum of the bond of the City Clerk at $10,000, and 
moved its adoption. , . ^, , j + 

Aid. O'Brien moved that the resolution bo referred to 
the Committee on Judiciary, when appointed. 

Aid. Sommer moved that the resolution be referred 
to a select committee to consist of one Alderman trom 
each division of the city. 

Aid. Sheridan moved to lay the motion of Aid. Som- 
mer on the table, and his motion prevailed by the 
following vote : „ „ , mi 

^wes-Pearsons, McAuley, Rosenberg, Ballard Thomp- 
son, Aldrich, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Cullerton, 



May 8,] 



[1876. 



Kerber, Lawler, Van Osde], Beidler, Smith, Throop, 
Biiggs, SrcCrea, Eawleigh, Oleveland, Wheeler, Bav.m- 
garten, Niesen, Walrio, Linfsenbarth, Kirk, Boser— 27. 

Noes— Sommer, Lodding, Hildreth, O'Brien, White, 
Eyan, Lengacher, Mnqihy, Sweeney — 9. 

The question then being on the motion to adopt the 
resolution, Aid. O'Brien demanded the ayes and noes, 
and the resolution was adopted by the following vote : 

.4^es— Pearsons, McAuley, Kosenberg, Ballard, 
Thompson, Aldrich, Gilbert, Stewart, Sommer, Sheri- 
dan, Cullerton, Kerber, Lawler, Van Osdel, Beidler, 
tfmith, Throop, Briggs, MrOrea, Rawleigh, Oleveland, 
Wheeler, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Linsenbarth, 
Kirk, Boser— 28. 

JVoes— Lodding, Hildreth, 0'Brien,White, Ryan,Leng- 
acher, Murphy, Sweeney — 8. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the penal siim in the bond of the 
City Clerk elected at the last general election be fixed 
at $10,000. 

Aid. Thompson presented the official bond of Caspar 
Butz, City Clerk. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the bond be referred to the 
Committee on Judiciary when appointed. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the bond of Caspar Butz 
be approved. 

Aid. CuUerton moved that the motion of Aid. Hil- 
dreth be laid on the table. 

The Chair then put the question: "Shall the bond 
be approved ? " 

The motion prevailed, and the bond was approved by 
ayes and noes as follows : 
^?/es— Pearsons, McAuley, Rosenberg, Ballard, Thomp- 
son, Aldrich, Gilbert, Stewart; Sommer, Sheridan, Cul- 
lerton, Lodding, Hildreth, Lawler, Van Osdel, Beidler, 
Smith, Throop, Briggs, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland^ 
Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Linsen- 
barth, Kirk, Boser — 30. 

A'bes— O'Brien, White, Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney 
— 5. 

Aid. Thompson presented a resolution fixing the pe- 
nal sum in the official bond of the City Attornev at 
$3,000.00. ^ 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the resolution be referred 
to the Committee on Judiciary, when appointed. 

Aid. Thompson moved to lay the motion of Aid. 
Hildreth on the table. 

The motion prevailed. 

The question being on the adoption of the resolution, 
it prevailed by ayes and noes as follows : 

^2/es— Pearsons,McAulcy,Rosenberg, Ballard, Thomp- 
son, Aldrich, Gilbert, Stewart, Sommer, Sheridan, Cul- 
lerton, Lodding, Kerber, Lawler, Van Osdel, Beidler, 
Smith, Throop, Briggs, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, 
Wheeler, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Linsenbarth, 
Kirk, Boser~29. 

A'oes— Hildreth, O'Briou, White, Ryan, Lengacher, 
Murphy, Sweeney — 7. 

The following is the resolution am adopted : 

Resolved, That the penal sum in the official bond of 
the City Attorney elected at the last general election 
be fixed at $3,000.00. 

Aid. Thompson presented the official bond of Richard 
S. Tuthill as City Attorney. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the bond be referred to the 
Committee on Judiciary, when appointed. 

Aid. Sheridan moved to lay the motion of Aid. 
Hildreth on the table. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the bond of Richard S 
Tuthill be approved. 

The motion prevailed, and the bond was approved by 
ayes and noes as follows: 

/l//r'8—Pearsons,McAiiley, Rosenberg, Ballard, Thomp- 
son, Aldrich, Gilbert, Stewart, Sommer, Sheridan, Cul- 
lerton, Fjodding, Kerber, Lawler, Van Osdel, Beidler, 
Smith, Throop, Briggs, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, 
Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Linsen- 
barth, Sweeney, Kirk, Boser — 31. 

iVbcs— Hildreth, O'Brien, White, Lengacher, Mur- 
l)hy— 5. 

Aid. Thompson presented the official bond of Martin 
Best as Police Court Clerk. 



Aid. White moved that the bond be referred to the 
Committee on Judiciary when appointed. 

Aid. Thompson moved to lay the motion of Aid 
White on the table. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Thompson presented a resolution fixing the penal 
sum m the bond of Martin Best at $5,000. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the resolution be referred 
to the Committee on Judiciary when appointed. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to lay the motion of Aid. Hil- 
dreth on the table. 

The motion prevailed. 

The question being on the adoption of the resolution 
it prevailed. ' 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the penal sum in the official bond of 
the Police Court Clerk be fixed at $5,000. 

The question then recurring on the approval of the 
bond of Martin Best as Police Court Clerk, it prevailed, 
and the bond was approved by ayes and noes as fol- 
lows : 

%es~Pearsons, McAuley, Rosenberg, Ballard, Thomp- 
son, Aldrich, Gilbert, Stewart, Sommer, Sheridan, Cul- 
lerton, Lodding, Kerber, Lawler, Van Osdel, Beidler, 
Smith, Throop, Briggs, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, 
Wheeler, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Linsenbarth, 
Kirk, Boser— 29. 

JVb«s— Hildreth, O'Brien, White, Ryan, Lengacher, 
Murphy, Sweeney — 7. 

Aid. Sheridan moved that when this Council adjourn 
it be until Tuesday, May 9, 1876, at 3 p. m. 

Aid. Sweeney moved to lay the motion of Aid. Sher- 
idan on the table. 

The motion to table was lost by ayes and noes as fol- 
lows : 

Ayes— Sommer, Lodding, Hildreth, O'Brien, White, 
Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Lengacher, Murphy, Swee- 
ney — 11. 

JVoes— Pearsons, McAuley, Rosenberg, Ballard, Thomp- 
son, Aldrich, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Cullerton. 
Kerber, Lawler, Van Osdel, Beidler, Smith, Throop, 
Briggs, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Waldo, 
Linsenbarth, Kirk, Boser — 25. 

The question being on the motion of Aid. Sheridan, 
it prevailed by ayes and noes as follows : 

^//es— Pear8ons,McAuley,Rosenber'g, Ballard, Thomp- 
son, Aldrich, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Cullerton, 
Kerber, Lawler, Van Osdel, Beidler, Smith, Throop 
Briggs, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Waldo 
Linsenbarth, Kirk, Boser— 26. 

iVoe'i- Sommer, Lodding, Hildreth, O'Brien, White, 
Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Lengacher, Murphy, Swee- 
ney — 11. 

Aid. Hildreth called for the reading of a communica- 
tion from the Tax Commissioner relative to allowing 
the Town Assessors to use the books in his office. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the communication be laid 
over temporarily. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Aldrich moved that the Clerk be now directed 
to produce the returns of the last election ; that the re- 
turns of the vote for Mayor be examined and canvassed ; 
that Aid. Cleveland, Lawler and Pearson be appointed 
tellers to assist the Clerk in making the canvass, and 
that the Council declare the result thereof. 

After debate. Aid. Aldrich called for the previous 
question, and the call was sustained by ayes and noes 
as follows : 

Ayes — Pearson8,McAuley, Rosenberg, Ballard, Thomp- 
son, Aldrich, Gilbert, Stewart, Sommer, Sheridan, Cul- 
lerton, Lodding, Hildreth, Kerber, Lawler, Van Osdel, 
Beidler, Smith, Throop, Briggs, McCrea, Rawleigh, 
Cleveland, Wheeler, Baumgarten, Waldo, Linsenbarth, 
Kirk, Boser— 29. 

Noes — O'Brien, White, Ryan, Niesen, Lengacher, 
Murphy, Sweeney- 7. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. Al- 
drich, it was carried by ayes and noes as follows : 

yl?/e,s— Pearsons, McAuley,Roscnberg, Ballard.Thomp- 
son, Aldrich, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Cullerton, Ker- 
ber, Lawler, Van Osdel, Beidler, Smith, Throop, Briggs, 
McCrea,, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Baumgarten, 
Waldo, Lidsonbarth, Kirk, Bosor — 26. 



May 8,1 



[18iG. 



^^es_Somnier, Loding, Hildreth, O'Brien, White, 
Ryan, Niesen, Lengacher, Mnrphy, Sweeney— 10. 

The Clerk announced as the result of the canvass the 
following : 

Abstract of votes cast at an election held April 18, 
1876, for Mayor : 



WARD. 



III. 



IV. 



XIII. 



XIV. 



1 W 



1 


480 


29 


2 


421 


13 


3 


578 


6 


4 


460 


4 


1 


601 





2 


486 


18 


3 


316 





4 


678 


1 


1 


328 


5 


2 


435 


9 


3 


514 


16 


4 


606 


14 


1 


465 







415 




3 






4 






1 


384 




2 


714 




3 


550 


... 


4 


487 




5 


429 




6 


488 




1 


228 


1 


2 


424 




3 


485 




4 






5 


134 




6 


92 




1 


266 


6 


2 


287 


9 


y> 


403 


28 


4 


275 




5 


498 




6 


360 


1 


7 


312 


3 


8 


295 


17 


1 


215 


2 


2 


312 




3 






4 


478 


8 


5' 


425 


8 


fi 


280 




7 


236 




8 


733 




9 


282 


3 


10 


398 


7 


1 


328 


22 


2 


318 




3 


340 


H 


4 


410 


7 


1 


507 




2 


435 




3 


321 


33 


4 


280 


7 


1 


459 


24 


2 


672 


12 


3 


464 


14 


4 


107 


10 


1 


789 


9 


1 2 


715 


9 


! 3 


663 




i 4 


165 


8 


1 5 


137 


7 


1 


430 


... 


2 


677 




! 3 


375 


15 


i + 






! 1 


317 


43 


2 


278 


44 


3 


397 


55 


4 


815 


133 


. .'i 






6 


254 


18 


7 


1 





XV 


1 


150 


1 




2 


369 


7 




3 


436 






4 


261 


•Si 


XVI 


1 

2 


■'l30 










3 








4 


102 


14 


XVII 


1 


517 
445 






2 






3 


668 






4 


450 




XVIII 


1 








2 


202 


11 




3 


221 


4 




4 


134 


28 




5 


534 


29 




6 


331 


16 




7 


167 






8 


341 






33,064 


819 



Aid. Aldi'ich moved that Thomas Hoyne be declared 
elected Mayor of the city for the term ending on the 
third Tuesday of April, 1877, and that a statement 
thereof be entered upon the journals of this Council. 

Aid. Hildreth demanded that the motion be reduced 
to writing, which was done. 

The Mayor ruled the motion out of order. 

Aid. Aldrich appealed from the decision of the 
Mayor. 

The Mayor refused to entertain the appeal, stating 
that he so acted for the reason that he had certain 
vested rights, and that he desired to protect them. 

The Chair having so refused to put the motion, Aid. 
Thompson called upon Aid. Aldi'ich to put the ques- 
tion on his motion. 

Aid. Aldrich stepped to the Clerk's desk, put the 
question on his motion to declare Thomas Hoyne 
" elected Mayor of the city for the term ending on the 
third Tuesday of April, 1877, and that a statement 
thereof he entered upon the journals of this Council," 
and the motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes — Pearsons, McAuley, Rosenberg, Ballard, 
Thompson, Aldrich, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Culler- 
ton, Kerber, Lawler, Van Osdel, Beidler, Smith, Throop, 
Briggs, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Baumgarten, 
Waldo, Linsenbarth, Kirk, Boser — 25. 

iVbes— Sommer, Lodding, Hildreth, O'Bi-ien, White, 
Wheeler, Ryan, Niesen, Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney 
—11. 

Aid. Thompson presented a resolution fixing the 
penal sum of the bond of the Mayor at $10,000. 

Aid. White moved that the resolution be referred to 
the Committee on Judiciary when appointed. 

Aid Thompson moved that the resolution be 
adopted. 

The Chair refused to entertain the motion to adopt, 
for the reason that he deemed the proceeding illegal. 

Aid. Aldrich stepped forward to the Clerk's desk 
and put the question on the adoption of the resolution. 

The motion prevailed, and the re.solution was 
adopted by ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes — Pearsons, McAuley, Rosenberg, Ballard 
Thompson, Aldrich, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Cul- 
lerton, Kerber, Lawler, Van Osdel, Beidler, Smith, 
Throop, Briggs, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, 
Baumgarten, Waldo, Linsenbarth, Kirk, Boser— 26. 

JVbes— Sommer, Lodding, Hildreth, O'Brien, White, 
Byan, Niesen, Lengacher, Mui-phy, Sweeney— 10. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the penal sum in the bond of the 
Mayor elected for the term ending on the third Tuesday 
of April, 1877, be fixed at ten thousand dollars ($10,000;. 

Aid. Throop moved that the Council do now procet'd 
to draw lots for the term ol oifice to be held by each 
member of this Council. 

The motion prevailed. 



Mays,] 



[1876. 



The Aldermen then proceeded to divide themselves 
by lot into two classes, as provided by Sec. 5, Article 4, 
of an act to provide for the incorporation of cities and 
villages, with the following result : 

Those drawing the lot for the first class, to continue 
in office for one year, were: Aldermen PEAR- 
SONS, BALLARD, ALDRTOH, GILBERT, SHER- 
IDAN, LODDING, KERBER, O'BRIEN, BEIDLER, 
SMITH, BRIGGS, McCREA, CLEVELAND, RYAN, 
NIESEN, LENGACHER, MURPHY and BOSER. 

Those drawing the lot for the second class, to hold 
office for two years, were: Aldermen McAULEY, 
ROSENBERG, THOMPSON, STEWART, SOMMER, 
OULLERTON, HILDRETH, LAWLER, VAN OSDEL, 



WHITE, THROOP, RAWLEIGH, WHEELER, 
BAUMGARTEN, WALDO, LINSENBARTH, SWEE- 
NEY and KIRK. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion- prevailed, and the Council stood ad- 
journed until Tuesday May 9th, at 3 o'clock P. M. 
CASPER BUTZ, 

City Clerk. 



May 9,J 



5 



CITY COUNCIL 



Adjourned Regular Meeting. 



li^^-y etli, IBTe. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

P^ese>i< — Aldermen Pearsons, McAuley, Eosenburg, 
Ballard, Thompson, Aldrich, Gilbert, Stewart, Sommer, 
Sheridan, Cullerton, Lodding, Hildreth, Kerber, (J'Bneu, 
Lawler, Van Oi'dd, Beidler, White, Smith, Throop, 
Briggs, McCrea, Rawleigb, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, 
Banmgartner, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbartli, 
3Iui-phy, Sweeney, Kirk, Boser and Mayor Colvin. 

Absent — None 

Aid. Sheridan called for the communication from the 
Tax Commissioner, which was laid over temporarily 
May 8th, 1876. ^ , , 

Aid. Sheridan moved that the order recommended by 
the Tax Commissioner be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : , , • 

Ordered, That the Tax Commissioner be and he is 
hereby ordered to allow the Town Assessors of Soiith, 
West and North Chicago free access to all maps and 
books contained in his office during the time they are 
employed in making their assessments for the year A. 
I). 1876, free of charge. 

Aid. Thompson moved to adopt, as one of the rules for 
the government of the Council, the following: 

" Rule, That there shall be elected by ballot, by the 
members of this Council, a Sergeant-at-Arms of this 
Council, who shall preserve order, obey the directions 
of the City Council, and perform all duties usually apper- 
taining to the office of Sergeant-at-Ai-ms of deliberative 
assemblies. Said Sergeant-at-Arms shall have power 
to appoint such number of assistants as he may deem 
necessary, for any length of time, not exceeding 
twenty-four houi-s at any one time, 

"Provided, That such Sergeant-at-Arms shall be re- 
movable at the will of the Council, by resolutions duly 
adopted." , , . , 

The motion prevailed, and the rule wa-" adopted. 

Aid. Thompson moved that this Council now proceed 
to the election of a Sergeant-at-Arms. 



Aid White raised the p'oint of order that the motion 
to elect a Sergeant-at-Arms was out of order, for the 
reason that it was creating a new office, which must be 
done by ordinance, and the appointment must be made 
by the Mayor; and that it was also contrary to the pro- 
visions of Sec. 41, page 10, of the Charter. 

By consent. Aid. Thompson withdrew his motion to 

Aid Sommer moved to reconsider the vote by which 
the motion to adopt the rule concerning a Sergeant-at- 
Arms was carried. 

The motion to reconsider was lost by ayes and noes, 
as follows : ^.^. . ' ., ^ 

^„es_Sommer, Lodding, Hildreth, O'Brien, White-5. 

jVoes— Pearsons, McAuley, Rosenberg, Ballai'd,Th(mip- 
son Aldrich, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Cullerton, 
Kerber, Lawler, Van Osdel, Beidler, Smith, Throop, 
BriKgs McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, 
Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, 
Murphy, Sweeney, Kirk, Boser— 31. 

Aid White moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

The motion was lost by ayes and noes as follows : 

^2/es— Hildreth, O'Brien, White, Murphy, Sweeney 
5 

j^oes— Pearson, McAuley, Rosenberg, Ballard Thomp- 
son, Aldrich, Gilbert, Stewart, Sommer, Sheridan, Cul- 
lerton, Loding, Kerber, Lawler, Van Osdel Beidler, 
Smith, Throop, Briggs, McCrea, Rawleigh Cleveland, 
Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Lenga- 
cher, Linsenbarth, Kirk, Boser— 31. 

Aid Thompson moved that the messenger of the 
Clerk have the powers of a Sergeant-at-Arms until the 
office provided by the rules shall be filled 

Aid. White demanded that the motion be reduced to 
writing, which was done. 

Aid. Lengacher moved that the motion be referred to 
the Committee on Finance when appointed. 

Aid. Thompson moved to lay the motion of Aid. Len- 
gacher on the table. 



May 9,] 



6 



[187G. 



The motion to table prevailed by ayes and noes as 
foil >ws : 

^z/es— Pearsons, McAuley, Rosenberg, Ballard Thomp- 
son, Aldrich, Gilbert, Stewart, Sommer, Sheridan Ker- 
ber,Beidler, Smith, Throop, Briggs, McCrea, Raw'leigh, 
Cleveland, Wheeler, Bauragarten, Niesen, Waldo Lin- 
senbarth. Kirk, Boser— 25. ' 

A'oes — Sommer, Lodding, Hildreth, O'Brien, White 
Ryan, L^ngacher, Murphy, Sweeney— 9. ' 

Aid. White demanded that the Clerk enter his protest 
upon the record against the action of the Council in re- 
fusing to refer a motion on demand of two Aldermen 

Aid. Cullerton called for the previous question, and 
the call was sustained by ayes and noes as follows ■ 

^2/es— Pearsons, McAuley, Rosenberg, Ballard, Thomp- 
son, Aldrich, Gilbert, Stewart, Sommer, Sheridan, Cul- 
erton, Lodding, Hildreth, Lawler, Van Osdel Beidler 
wu*^' ''''ij'oop, Briggs, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland! 
Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Lenaracher 
Linsenbarth, Sweeney, Kirk, Boser— 32. ' 

iVoes— Kerber, O'Brien, White, Murphy— 4 
The question then being on the motion of Aid. Thomn- 
son to empower the City Clerk messenger to act as Ser- 
geant-at-Arms, Aid. White demanded the ayes and noes 
and the motion prevailed by the following vote • ' 

^yes— Pearsons, McAuley, Rosenberg, Ballard,Thomp- 
son Aldrich, Gilbert, Stewart, Sommer, Sheridan, Cul- 
lerton, Lodding, Kerber, Lawler, Van Osdel, Beidler 
Smith Throop, Briggs, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland 
Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Linsen 
barth, Sweeney— 29. ' ■"'"="'"• 

AWs-Hildreth, O'Brien, White, Lengacher, Murphy, 
Kirk, Boser — 7. t' j, 

tl.^fV'^"''^''^ ^^'}- PTP'™' *^^ ^^"""^^ announced 

that Mayor Hoyne had taken the oath of office and filed 

his official bond. 
Aid. Thompson called for the reading of the bond 
Aid. Thompson moved that the bond be approved ' 
Aid. Ryan moved that the bond be referred to the 

Committee on Judiciary. 
The Chair refused to entertain any ' motions relative 

to the bond of Mayor Hoyne. 

Aid. Thompson appealed from the action of the 

( hair. 
The Chair refused to entertain the appeal 
Aid. Thompson called upon Aid. Aldrich to put the 

question on the approval of the bond. 
Aid Aldrich stepped forward to the Clerk's desk and 

put the question, "Shall the bond of Mayor Hoyne be 

approved ?" and the bond was approved by the following 

'^K'{7^^^''^^']''' McAuley, Rosenberg,Ballard,Thomp- 
son, Aldrich, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Cullerton Ker- 
ber Lawler, Van Osdel, Beidler, Smith, Throop, Briggs, 
McCrea Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Baumgarten 
Waldo, Linsenbarth, Kirk, Boser— 26 *' ' 

iVoe.s.— Sommer, Lodding, Hildreth, O'Brien, White 
Uyan, Niesen, Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney— 10. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that when this Council adiourn 
it be until Thursday, May 11, at 3 o'clock p. m 

Aid. Lengacher moved to lay the motion of Aid. Cul- 
lerton on the table. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Lengacher moved that when the Council adiourn 
It be until Monday, May 15, at 3 o'clock p. m. 

Aid. Cullerton moved, as an amendment, that when 
the (.ouncil adjourn it be until Thursday, May 11 at 
2..M) o'clock p. ra. J' j , 

The question then being on the motion of Aid Cul- 
lerton, it was carried by ayes and noes as follows- 

>l2/es --Pearsons, McAuley, Rosenberg,Ballard,Thomp- 
son, Aldrich, Gilbert, Stewart, Sommer, Sheridan Cul- 



«„ -fl' IfO^ding Kerber, Lawler, Van Osdel, Beidler 
Smith Throop, Briggs, McCrea, Rawleigh. Cleve and' 
Wheeler, Waldo, Kirk, Boser— 26 ^leveiana, 

JVoes.--Hildreth, O'Brien, White, Ryan, Baumgarten 
Niesen, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney- 

The Clerk presented a communication from the Cltv 
Comptroller concerning certain statements made in 
leterence to delay in payment of city employes, which 

Placed on file. 

Aid. Aldrich presented a preamble and resolution 
directing all city officers to recognize Hon. Thomas 
Hoyne as Mayor, &c., and moved its adoption 

The Chair ruled that the resolution was out of order 
Illegal, and that it would not be entertained by him ' 
Aid. Aldrich appealed from the action of the Chair 
Ihe Chair refused to entertain an appeal 
Aid. Cullerton called upon Aid. Aldrich to put the 
question on the adoption of his resolution 
tion^^ ^**^'^ objected to any person putting such ques- 
Aid. Hildreth moved that the Council do now ad- 

The motion was lost by the following vote- 

Ayes:— Bommer, Lodding, Hildreth, O'Brien, White 
Ryan, Niesen, Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney— 10 

JVoe,s -Pearsons, McAuley, Rosenberg,Ballard,Thomp- 
son Aldrich Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Cullerton 
Kerber, Lawler, Van Osdel, Beidler, Smith, Throop 
Briggs, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Bauin- 
garten, Waldo, Linsenbarth, Kirk, Boser— 26 

Aid, Cullerton again called upon Aid. Aldrich to put 
the question on the adoption of the resolution offered 

Aid. Aldrich stepped forward to the Clerk's desk and 
put the question, "Shall the resolution be adopted'-"' 
follows ° resolution was adopted by ayes and noes as 

^^es --Pearsons, McAuley, Ro8enberg,Ballard,Thomp- 
son Aldrich, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Cullerton 
Kerber, Lawler, Van Osdel, Beidler, Smith. Throop 
Briggs, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Baum- 
garten, Waldo, Linsenbarth, Kirk, Boser— 26 

iVoes.— Sommer, Lodding, Hildreth, O'Brien, White 
Ryun, Niesen, Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney— 10. 
The following is the resolution as adopted : 
Whereas The Hon. Thomas Hoyne having been 
duly elected Mayor of the City of Chicago, and having 
been duly qualified by taking the oath of office and 
giving the bond required by law, therefore be it 

Resolved, That all the officials and departments of the 
city government be and are hereby required to recog- 
nize the Hon. Thomas Hoyne as Mayor of the City of 
Chicago, and to respect and obey all his lawful orders 
and commands as such Mayor. Be it further 

Resolved, That the City Clerk shall forthwith fur- 
nish a certified copy of the resolution to the City 
Marshal, the Superintendent of Police, the Fire 
Marshal, the Comptroller, the City Treasurer, the City 
Collector, the City Attorney, the Board of Public 
Works, the Board of Health, the Board of Education, 
the Board of Bridewell Commissioners, the Police 
Justices, and to such other officers as the Mavor of the 
city shall direct. 

ADJOURNMENT. 
Aid. Hildreth moved that the Counncil do now ad- 
.journ. 

The resolution prevailed and the Council stood ad- 
journed until Thursday, May 11, at 2:30 oclock. 
CASPAR BUTZ, 

City Clerk. 




CITY COUNCIL 



Adjourned Regular Meeting. 



May lltli, 1876. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present. — Aid. Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosen- 
berg, Aldricb, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, 
Sommer, Lodding, CuUerton, Kerber, Hildreth, O'Brien, 
Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel,. Smith, White, Briggs, 
Throop, McGrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, 
Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, 
Sweeney, Boser, Kirk. 

Ah'sent. — Aid. Murphy, and his honor, the Mayor. 

His Honor, Mayor Hoyne, being absent. Aid. McOrea 
moved that Aid. Aldrich be appointed Chairman of the 
Council pro tempore. 

Aid. White called for the yeas and nays, and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes. — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard,Rosenberg,Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridau, Cullerton, Kerber, Hil- 
dreth, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, 
Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, 
Baumgarten, Waldo, Linsenbarth, Sweeney, Boser, 
Kirk— 28. 

A'bes.— Lodding, White, Ryan, Niesen, Lengacher— 5. 

Alderman Hildreth moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as follows : 

ylyes— Lodding, Hildreth,0'Brien,White, Sweeney— 5. 

Noes — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard,Rosenberg,Aldrich, 
Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Loding, Culler- 
ton, Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, 
Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, AVheeler, Ryan, 
Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, 
Boser, Kirk— 29. 

Aid. Thompson presented a resolution fixing the 
penal sum in the ofiicial bond of the City Treasurer at 
$5,000,000, and moved its adoption. 

Aid. Sweeney moved that the resolution be referred 
to the Committee on Judiciary when appointed. 

Aid. Sheridan moved to lay the motion of Aid. Swee- 
ney on the table. 

The motion prevailed. 

The question being on the motion of Aid. Thompson 
to adopt the resolution, it prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows ; 



Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, 
Aldrich, Thompson,Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Lodding, 
CiUlerton, Kerber, Hildreth, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, 
Van Osdel, Smith, White, Briggs, Throop, McOrea, 
Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, 
Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Sweeney, 
Boser, Kirk.— 34. 

Noes — None. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the penal sum in the bond of the 
Treasurer of this city be fixed at the sum of (15,000,000) 
five million dollars 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays, as follows : 

yea,_Thompson, Lodding, Hildreth, O'Brien, White, 
McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Ryan, Lengacher, Lin- 
senbarth, Sweeney — 12. 

jVbes— Pearsons,McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, 
Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Cullerton, Kerber, Lawler, 
Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Throop, Wheeler, 
Baumgarten, Njesen, Waldo, Boser, Kirk— 22. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the Chair appoint a com- 
mittee of five as a Committee on Rules and Order of 
Business. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Chair appointed as such Committee the follow- 
ing Aldermen : Cullerton, Gilbert, Hildreth, Kirk and 
Linsenbarth. 

Aid. Somuier presented a resolution concerning th 
rules and order of business, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Order ot 
Business. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. -1 i. J 1 
The motion prevailed, and the Council stood ari- 

•'^"™^'- CASPAR BUTZ, 

City Clerk, 



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OFFICIAL RECOKD. 

Present— Aid. Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosen- 
berg, Aldricb, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, 
Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, Kerber, Hildreth, O'Brien, 
Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, White, Briggs, Throop, 
Mc('rea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Swee- 
ney, Boser, Kirk. 

Absent. — Aid. Lawler and Murphy, and his Honor 
the Mayor. 

In absence of Mayor Hoyne, Aid Thompson moved 
that Aid. Aldrich take the chair. 
The motion prevailed. 



Aid. Cullerton moved that the minutes of the regu- 
lar meeting, held May 8, 1876, and the adjourned regu- 
lar meetings, held May 9 and May 11, 1876, be ap- 
proved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that Rule .No. 41, of the old 
Council, be adopted as one of the rules of the present 
Council. 

Aid. Sommer moved to lay the motion of Aid. Culler- 
ton on the table. 

The motion was lost. 

Aid. Thompson moved, as an amendment, that the 
committees named in Rule 41, of the Rules of the old 
Council, be the standing committees of this Council 
for the present year. 

Aid. Cullerton accepted the amendment of Aid. 
Thompson. 

After debate. Aid. Cullerton called for the previous 
question, and the call was sustained by ayes and noes 
as follows : 

Ye(is — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, 
Aldricti, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, 
Lodding, Cullerton, Kerber, Hildreth, O'Brien, Beidler, 
Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Ra,wleigh, 
Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumganen,Mesen, Waldo, 
Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk —33. 

Noes — White. — 1. 



The question then being on the motion of Aid. 
Thompson, it was carried by ayes and noes as follows :" 

^2/ex.— Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aid- 
rich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, 
Lodding, Cullerton, Kerber, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, 
Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, 
Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Linsenbarth, Sweeney, 
Boser, Kirk— 29. 

iVbes.— Hildreth, O'Brien, White, Ryan, Lengacher— 5. 

Aid. Hildreth presented the petition of residents on 
Barber street, between Canal and Halsted streets, for 
gas on said street, which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division. 

Aid. Sommer moved that Rule 46 of the last Council 
be adopted as one of the rules of this Council. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to lay the motion of Aid. Som- 
mer on the table. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented tlie following communication 
from His Honor the Mayor : 

Mayor's Office, May 15, 1876. 
To the Honorable the Members of the City Council of 

Chicago : 

Gentlemen : — T have the pleasure of communicating 
to you the intelligence that in obedience to the request 
contained in your resolutions of the 9th inst., I have 
been recognized as the legally qualified and acting 
Mayor of Chicago by all the departments of the muni- 
cipal government, except that of the City Comptroller, 
who, I doubt not, will speedily follow the example of 
the other officials. I liave the honor to be your obedi- 
ent servant, Thomas Hovnb, Mayor. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the communication be ac- 
cepted and placed on file. 

Aid. Hildreth demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote ; 

Ayes — Pearsons, McAuley Ballard, Rosenberg, Aid- 
rich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Cullerton, 
Kerber, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Throop, 
McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Baumgarten, 
Waldo, Linsenbarth, Boser, Kirk — 26. 



May 15, 



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[1876. 



Noes — Sommer, Lodding, Hildreth, O'Brien, White, 
Ryan, Niesen, Lengacher, Sweeney — 9. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
from His Honer the Mayor : 

Mayor's Office, May 15, 1876. 
To the Honorable the Members of the City Council of 

Chicago : 

Gentlemen : — I have the honor herewith to sub- 
mit the enclosed list of the standing committees of your 
honorable body for the muuicipal year ensuing. I have 
the honor to remain, very truly, your obedient servant, 
Thomas Hoyne, Mayor of Chicago. 

Finance — Aid. McCroa, Briggs, Rosenberg, Pearsons, 
Lengacher. 

Buihoads — Aid. Aldrich, Boser, Stewart, Throop, 
Niesen. 

Judiciary — Aid. Thompson, Gilbert, Waldo, Lawler, 
Hildreth. 

Fire and Water — Aid. Kirk, Ballard, Sheridan, Van 
Osdel, Cleveland. ' 

Schools — Aid. Cleveland, Linsenbarth, Van Osdel, 
Briggs, Stewart. 

Jlliarfing Privileges — Aid. Smith, Baumgarten, Mur- 
phy, Beidler, Sommer. 

Streets and Alleys, S. D.— Aid. Gilbert, Sheridan, Bal- 
lard, Pearsons Aldrich. 

Streets and Alleys, N. D. — Aid. Waldo, Lengacher, 
Murphy, Boser. 

Streets und Alleys, W.D. — Aid. Baumgarten, Lodding, 
Rawdeigh, Smith, Cleveland, Kerber, Beidler, Throop, 
Lawler. 

Wharves and Public Grounds — Aid Briggs, Stev/art, 
Rosenberg, Wheeler, Kirk. 

Local Assessments— Aid. Lawler, Waldo, Ryan, Lod- 
ding, Sweeney. 

Bridewdl — Aid. Sheridan, Van Osdel, Kerber, Baum- 
garten, Waldo. 

Police— Aid. McAuley, Gullertou, Kirk, Niesen, Gil- 
bert. 

Licenses^ — Aid. Rosenberg, Waldo, McCrea, Cleveland, 
Baumgarten. 

Gas Lights— Aid. Rawleigh, Aldrich, Pearsons, CuUer- 
lerton, Thompson. 

Harbor ani Bridges— Aid. Beidler, O'Brien, Throop, 
Ballard, White. 

Printing — Aid. Pearsons, Kirk, Lawler, Linsenbarth, 
Mui-phy. 

Markets— Aid. Kerber, O'Brien, Smith, Sweeney, Hil- 
dreth. 

Public Buildings— Aid. Van Osdel, Ballard, Smith, 
Border, Sheridan. 

County Relations— Aid. Throop, Rosenberg, Cullerton, 
Beidler, McAuley. 

Aid Thompson moved that the committees as named 
and constituted in the message of the Mayor be the 
Standing Committees of this Council. 

And that the Alderman first named on each commit- 
tee be the Chairman thereof. 

After debate, Aid. Thompson called for the previous 
question, and the call was sustained. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. 
Thompson, Aid. Hildreth demanded the ayes and noes, 
and the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, 
Aldrich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Cul- 
lerton, Kerber, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, 
Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Baum- 
garten, Waldo,^ Linsenbarth, Boser, Kirk— 2.5. 

Noes — Sommer, Lodding, Hildreth, O'Brien, White, 
Byan, Nieseu, Lengacher, Sweeney — 9. 

The Clerk announced that he had In his possession a 
communication from Hon. H. D. Colvin, concerning 
the penal sum of the Mayor's bond. 

Aid. Cnllerton moved that the communication be not 
received, and the motion prevailed by ayes and noes as 
follows : 

Ayes — Pearsons, McAuley, Rosenbei'g, Ballard, 
Thompson, Aldrich, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Culler- 
ton, Kerber, Beidlei', Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Throop, 
McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Baumgarten, 
Waldo, Linsenbarth, Boser, Kirk — 25. 

^oe«— Sommer, Lodding, Hildreth, O'Brien, White, 
Ryan, Niesen, Lengacher, Sweeney — 9. 

Aid. Kirk moved that the City Clerk be ordered to 
report to the next regular meeting of this Council a 



classified list of the names of all officials, their sub- • 

ordinates or assistants, with the duties and emoluments j 

of each respectively, together with the number of em- 
ployes and emoluments of each collectively or sep- , 
arately, as practicable, employed respectively by each 
board, sub-board, department or sub-department now 
existing in this city. ,, 
The motion prevailed. , 

Aid. Sheridan presented an order relative to paving ' 

the intersections of Archer avenue, from Halsted street 
to the river, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Whereas, Seven-eighths of the property owners on 
Archer avenue, from South Halsted street to the river, 
have signed a private contract for the walling, filling 
and paving of said avenue in front of their property; 
therefore, be it 

Ordered, That the Board of. Public Works be, and 
they are hereby directed to enter into a contract with 
the contractor engaged by the citizens for the walling, 
filling and paving the intersections on said avenue be- 
tween the west line of South Halsted street, thence 
west to the river, at a price not exceeding that to be 
paid by the property owners. 

The Clerk presented a comn^unication from the City 
Comptroller, concerning the defalcation of Geo. Von 
Hollen, City Collector, which on motion of Aid. Culler- 
ton was accepted and placed on file. 
. Aid. CullertoQ moved that a Special Committee of 
three be appointed bv the Chair, whose duty it shall be 
to fully investigate the alleged losses of the late City 
Collector, George Von Hollen, in various gambling 
houses in this city. And to that end, and for the pur- 
pose of assisting said committee in the recovery of said 
money, they shall have power to send for persons and 
papers. « 

The motion prevailed. 

The Chair appointed as such Committee — Aid. Cul- 
lerton, Thompson, and Rawleigh. 

Aid. Sweeney presented an order for walling, filling, 
and paving the intersections of Chicago Avenue from 
Clark street to Chicago Avenue Bridge, and moved' its 
passage. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, 
Aldrich, Gilbert, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, 
Kerber, Hildreth, O'Brien, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, 
Briggs, Throop, McCr-ea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, 
Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, AValdo, Lengacher, Linsen- 
barth, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 31. 

Teas — 31. N((ys — none. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Whereas, More than seven-eighths of the property 
owners on Chicago Avenue, between Clark street and 
Chicago Avenue Bridge, have signed a contract with 
Ray & Whitney to raise the curb walls, fill and pave 
said Avenue in front of their property ; and 

M'^HEREAS, Said pi-operty owners are anxious to have 
said Avenue improved Immediately. Therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Woi-ks be, and they 
are hereby directed to issue a permit to the said Raj' & 
Whitney to raise the curb walls, fill and pave said 
Avenue. And it is further ordered that the Board of 
Public Works be, and they are hereby directed to enter 
into a contract with the said Ray & Whitney, on the 
part of the City of Chicago for raising the curb walls, 
filling, and paving the intersections on said Avenue at 
a price not exceeding that to be paid by the property 
owners on said contract ; and, be it fuither ordered that 
the said Board of Public Works, be and they are here- 
by directed to cause assessment to be levied on property 
of property owners, not represented in said contract, 
and have the .same collected without unnecessary de- 
lay, and pay the same to said contractors — the con- 
tractor paying all cost of assessment, engineering, and 
inspection. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that all papers in the hands of 
the Clerk belonging to the old Council be referred by 
him to their appropriate committees. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Throop presented an order relative to paving 
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referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys 
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West 



Aid. Sommer presented a petition of citizens and 
property-owners, for sewer on Thirty-first street, which 
was referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. White moved to take up an order for paving 
Fulton street, by private contract, which was in the 
business of the old Council. 

The motion prevai'ed. 

Aid. White moved ihat the order be made the 
special order for May ^Oth. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Gilbert moved that the City Clerk report to 
the Council within three weeks, the number of licenses 
issued during the years 1874, 1875 and 1876, the kind, 
specifying generally the amount received for each 
kind, the number remitted, if any, and by whom. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Sheridan presented a resolution instructing the 
City Marshal to submit to this Council the report made 
by the police some months ago concerning saloon 
licenses, and moved its adoption. 

After debate, Aid. McCrea called for the previous 
question, and the call was sustained. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. 
Sheridan, it prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the City Marshal be, and he is here- 
by instructed to submit to this Council the reports of 
the Police Force made some months ago to him in rela- 
tion to licensed houses and setting forth the number of 
such housf-s doing business without license. 

Aid. Hildreth presented a resolution requesting the 
Comptroller to report the names of all persons who 
have not paid their personal and real estate taxes since 
1871, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution : 

Eesolved, That the Comptroller be requested to re- 
port to this Council all persons who have not paid their 
personal and real estate taxes since 1871. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that Rule 46 of the rules of the 
old Council be adopted as a standing rule of this Coun- 
cil for the present liscal year. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to lay the motion on the table , 
and his motion prevailed by the following vote : 

^2/68— Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Eosenberg,Aldrich, 
Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Cullerton, Ker- 
ber, Beidler, Van Osde], Smith, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, 
Piawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Baumgarten, Niesen, 
Waldo, Linsenbarth, Boser, Kirk — 26. 

A'bes— Sommer, Lodding, Hildreth, Ryan, Lengacher, 
Sweeney — 6. 

Aid. Stewart presented an order for paving intersec- 
tions of Indiana avenue, from Twenty-second street to 
Twenty-ninth street, by private contract, which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys. South 
Division. 



Aid. Ballard presented a resolution requesting the 
Judiciary Committee to examine all the laws and ordi- 
nances, and report what oflHces might be abolished with 
out detriment to the public interests, whiah was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Rosenberg presented a resolution concerning re- 
ports made by city officers and inspectors, and moved its 
adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the City Clerk ascertain and report to 
this Council at next meeting, if any of the various in- 
spectors and officers appointed under any existing law 
or ordinance of the city have made any report or reports 
to any officer of their acts and doings since the adoption 
of the present law governing this city as provided for 
by said law, and if any such inspector or officer has 
made any report, that the same be laid before this 
Council. And if such inspectors and officers have not 
made any report, that their names be reported. 

Aid. Ryan presented a resolution directing the Comp- 
troller to advertise for printing the records of the City 
Council, which was 

Referred to Committee on Printing. 

Aid. White presented a resolution directing the 
Comptroller to report to this Council how many of the 
present Aldermen were owing the city any taxes on 
the 18th day of April, 1876, how many do not pay any 
taxes, who they are, etc. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to lay the resolution on the 
table. The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

^S^es— Pearsons, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Gilbert, 
Lodding, Cullerton, Kerber, Yon Osdel, Smith, Briggs, 
Throop, McCrea, Eawleigh. Cleveland, Wheeler, Baum- 
garten, Waldo, Kirk— 19. 

iVoes— McAuley, Thompson, Stewart, Sheridan, Som- 
mer, Hildreth, Beidler, White, Ryan, Niesen, Len- 
gacher, Linsenbarth, Sweeney, Boser — 14. 

Aid. Throop moved that when the Council adjourn it 
be until Thursday, May 18th, at 3 o'clock P. M. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. White moved that the Council do now adjourn. 
The motion was los^ 

The Clerk presented a communication from the 
Board of Public Works concerning a rumor to the ef- 
fect that the water works were in a very unsatisfactory 
condition. 

Aid. Kirk moved that the communication be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Gilbert presented a resolu£ion concerning city 
certificates of indebtedness, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Briggs moved that the Council do now adjourn. 
The motion prevailed and the Council stood ad- 
journed. CASPAR BUTZ, 

City Clerk. 



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May 18tli, 1876. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present. — Aid. Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosen- 
berg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, 
Sommer, CuUerton, Kerber, Hildreth, O'Brien, Lawler, 
Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, 
Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, 
Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Sweeney, Bo- 
eer. Kirk, and His Honor, Mayor Hoyne. 

Ainent.— Aid. Lodding, White and Murphy. 

His Honor, the Mayor, presented the following inaug- 
ural address: 

Gentlemen of the Citt CotmciL of Chicago: In 
meeting with you for the first time since my election as 
Mayor it seems proper that I should address to you such 
remarks as the occasion naturally suggests. 

The firmness and dignity with which you have as- 
serted the rights of the people under circumstances of 
indignity in this chamber — the quiet, manly self-jx^sses- 
sion and courage with which you have conducted all 
your proceedings, and maintained the authority vested 
in you by the laws, have gained for you the almost 
unanimous commendations of the community. I have 
only to add that I would be ungrateful did I not say 
that my own thanks are an inadequate acknowledg- 
ment of the obligations under which you have placed 
me by the prompt and unsolicited recognition which 
you accorded my rights in declaring me tha legally 
elected chief magistrate of the city; and I have been 
deeply affected by all that has transpired in connection 
with this event. 

With these remarks, gentlemen of the Council, I beg 
to greet you as the representatives of the people. 

You have entered upon the performance of your very 
honorable and important duties at the most critical and 
interesting period of our municipal government. Both 
as to the circumstances attending your e'ection, as well 
as to the mometitous issues involved, there has been a 
feeling that no ordinai-y dangers menaced the prosper- 
ity of the city and the happiness of our people. The im- 
provident and reckless expenditure of the city's means; 
the unnecessarily heavy burdens of taxation imposed 
upon the citizens; the creation of new offices, and the 



utter indifference manifested by the late administration 
to all the reasonable complaints of their constituency 
had filled the minds of our people with distrust and 
alarm. The city demanded a class of wiser and better 
men in her public councils. Many of you, I know, have 
reluctantly and at considerable sacrifice to yourselves, 
yielded to this demand. Your well-known characters 
in public life, the uprightness of your integrity, and 
your deep stake as citizens in that protection to life and 
property which a judicious and wise management of city 
affairs must afford equally to all classes, afford the assur- 
ance which the people need, that thorough, deep and 
radical reform will follow upon your advent into the ad- 
ministration of the city. 

An immediate return to frugal expenditures and ad- 
ministrative purity is the first demand of this people. 
The condition of public credit, the future values of 
property, the continuance of that marvelous progress 
which has hitherto attended our growth, the production 
of wealth in all industrial occupations, and the safety 
of its accumulations, the welfare, the increase, and hap- 
piness of the people, or (to finally express the sum of all 
which can be said in two words) the good government 
of the corporation, depend upon a speedy removal of ex- 
isting abuses, and a complete reform in the existing 
administration of all its affairs. Your selection has 
been timely and fortunate, as through you may be ac- 
complished the results of a revolution under the forms 
of law which the people of other countries only reach 
by bloodshed and violence, carnage or crime. 

It has rarely ever happened that in merely local con- 
tests the entire body or mass of the people became so 
directly engaged upon the issues at stake as in the last 
municipal election of this city. It is certainly true that 
nevor before the contest last fall for County Treasurer, 
and the last city election, have our entire business com- 
munity — the commercial and industrial classes — all cast 
aside private engagements to devote themselves to the 
performance of political duties. Business on the elec- 
tion day was suspended at all places of exchange, the 
Board of Trade adjourned over, the banks and great 
mercantile houses closed their doors, and the large man- 
ufacturing establishments released their employes. It 
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consent as a day consecrated to municipal devotion, 
because of some great impending or apprehended dis- 
aster. 

A concomitant circumstance of all this and equally 
significant, was the monster mass meeting of thirty 
thousand or forty thousand people, called without dis- 
tinction of party, held at the Exposition building a 
■week previous. According to all estimates it was the 
largest number of people ever convened for political 
deliberation in this city. And yet the utmost decorum 
and unity marked the entire proceedings. The resolu- 
tions were unanimously adopted. A candidate for May- 
or was put in nomination upon a reform platform. 
Never, perhaps, since the time of the ancient Greek re- 
publics, did a whole people peem, by actual presence at 
an assembly, to realize the idea of practical democratic 
government in coming themselves to demand a change 
of administration in the rulers of a city, and to protest 
against the evils from which they had suffered. Taken 
altogether, such extraordinary and unprecedented dem- 
onstrations of public feeling are significant when we 
consider that, according to every theory upon which the 
American people deal with municipal government, it is 
instituted for the people and by the people themselves. 

The truth is, and the fact may be candidly stated, 
that during the last decade of years there has been 
growing up and increasing in our midst a class of social 
and political criminals, somewhat peculiar to the civili- 
zation of large American cities. It does not matter as 
to names, but the class, in some cities, have been dis- 
tinguished as "Plug Uglies" or "Bowery Boys;" or 
whether in Chicago they go by the name of " Bean 
Club" or "Cosmos," their dangeroms and criminal in- 
stincts are the same. To live without industry is the 
habit of the largest number; and to fix themselves in 
some public office is one of the highest of their am- 
bitions. They are the loudest of partisans upon what- 
ever side or in whatever party they enlist their pecu- 
liar services. This class are too cunning or intelligent 
to rob and steal the same as ordinary criminals, because 
punishment would be sure to follow exposure. But 
more unscrupulous and equally depraved as the more 
vulgar criminal, they can rob or stuff the ballot boxes 
of the people ; instead of plundering the individual, 
thev find it safer to plunder the body politic ! 

No despotism is more cruel or centemptible than that 
of this social barbarism. The ballot-box, in a free 
State, is the arbiter of its destiny. The people make 
their own laws and choose their own rulers, but the 
choice is made through the expression of the ballot- 
box, as the vehicle through which their supreme will 
can be conveyed. The ballot-box is the sacred de- 
pository of the law, into which is received andcojlected 
the aggregate will— it may be said, the brains of the 
aggregate people — and through which speak all the 
oracles of the wisdom of the community into the 
general State. 

Under imperial governments we have precedents 
where a great emperor or chief has constrained the 
people outside of the ballot-box to deposit a particular 
vote, but we have no instance where he has robbed or 
plundered the ballot-boxes of the people of one opinion 
to substitute, by stuffing, another will of his own. 

The people of Chicago had learned, with amazement, 
that at an election held in this city last year, the Judges 
appointed to have custody of the boxes, and count the 
ballots, had themselves criminally outraged the ballot 
boxes of the voters by stuffing them with illegal votes, 
and that thus the legitimate will of the people, on a 
question so grave as the adoption of the present char- 
ter of municipal government, was defeated. . 

In the recent town election for South Chicago, again 
the criminals of the class referred to, encouraged by 
immunity from punishment, flushed with the inso- 
lence of success, and braving public opinion, precipi- 
tated at. last their own ruin. On that occasion, it 
would seem from the evidence, as if they had deliber- 
ately resolved that, however the people might nomi- 
nate candidates of their own choice, the ballot-box 
conspirators would defeat such choice by counting into 
office their criminal confederates. The fraud was too 
transparent for investigation, and it has failed. 

The successful working of such schemes accounts for 
the number of men in our midst witliout other "visible 
means of support" than the places which they obtain as 
partisans in the public offices. Many of them — with- 
out the recognition they obtsiin from men in au- 
thority — would be ranked as they are: the vagabonds 



or outcasts of society. We find that frectuently some 
of them grow rich, and'that all expend in idleness or 
living more than the honest laborer or artisan can 
procure by the hardest toil in his calling. They claim 
a right to dictate, and threaten all who refuse to de- 
scend with themselves to the haunts of infamy and 
crime. Unfortunately their confederates are often 
found in the offices of the county, city or State, above 
orv^below them, in grades of distinction, and are fed at 
the cost of the people. 

It is true that perhaps no organization exists in the 
constitution of which is written the terrible secrets of 
these bandits. Their code of morals requires such to 
be hidden. But there is no doubt all know and recog- 
nize each other instinctively. Their dread of the in- 
terest which honest and upright people take in the 
elections is peculiar. They know that a natural cause 
of hostility is between them. The number of these 
persons without any other occupation than "politics," 
has so multiplied in this city that they fill the places 
of public resort. They constitute the moral 
pest which disseminates the poison of official 
life, and debauches the tone of public morals. The 
justice of the courts has been debilitated in vigor. 
The atmosphere of the jury-box and the witness-stand 
is redolent of perjury and intrigue. If the decrees of 
courts are not openly exposed for sale, it is not because 
there are not official purchasers ready to pay the price 
of such "wares." 

The situation as respects the city has been summed 
up by tiie late Grand Jury in language no less graphic 
than truthful in relation to the county, where they say : 

" The system of management employed by the County 
Board is rotten. Officialism is degraded by its low 
intellectual character, its depreciated moral tone, its 
constant association with jobbery, extravagance, inter- 
mediates, perjury and incompetence." 

A legitimate fruit of this is the recent Gage and Von- 
HoUen defalcations — the loss of over half a million of 
dollars to the public. 

Our young metropolis has barely escaped the catas- 
trophe which the Tweed ring brought upon New York. 
She was robbed of millions by her thieves before the 
discovery was made, and irrevocably and fatally bound 
under the mass of public indebtedness which now 
oppresses and threatens to impoverish the people of 
that city for generations to come. Chicago has been 
drawn up to the brink of the chasm into which New 
York has fallen, but thanks to the young energy and 
intelligence of her people, she has awakened in time to 
answer the question put to the people by the ring 
thieves of New York ; " What will you do about it?" 

We have answered: "Thus far have you gone, but 
we warn you go no farther." 

Under such circumstances the late administration of 
city affairs, in which were many whom we must recog- 
nize as among the best of our citizens, and whom I 
entirely exonerate from suspicion, seemed utterly over- 
powered by the official influence in which they hope- 
lessly struggled to overcome the constant repetition of 
outrage upon outrage inflicted by a corrupt and inex- 
orable majority. 

1. They neglected to retrench or economize in the 
matter of public expenditures, although the great pecu- 
niary distresses of the people imposed this as a neces- 
sity in private life upon all classes of the community. 

2. As a corollary to this, they increased the amount 
of the tax levies, and made new offices, and raised 
instead of lessening the rates of compensation of all 
persons in the public employment. 

3. Finding that the people could not bear the burdens 
of taxation imposed, they sought by illegal means to 
raise money to pay themselves upon tlie credit of our 
people. They increased the public indebtedness of the 
city nearly five millions of dollars beyond the constitu- 
tional limit 

4. They have actually jeopardized a municipal credit 
which was never befo^-e impeached by illegitimate 
issues of time-loan certificates, placed upon the markets 
of foreign cities, against law and every remonstrance 
which could be urged in deprecation of so fatal and 
ruinous a policy. 

It may have escaped their notice that a large body of 
gentlemen of this city, including many, if not all, th« 
prominent bankers, heads of the leading commercial 
and mercantile houses and business establishments, 
had condemned the financial policy of anticipating th« 
receipts of revenue by collectioiiH. 



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Among the resolutions which were passed by the 
Municipal Eefomi Club before the election was one 
which resolved " That the practice of the city govern- 
ment in anticipating the receiptsof revenue, by making 
time loans on certificates, had a dangerous tendency. 
That the illegitimate character of this indebtedness 
was of itself calculated to impair the credit of the city, 
while it opened the door to every species of fraud and 
extravagance in city expenditures. That it had pro- 
duced a confusion in the administration of the city 
finances impossible of extrication or remedy in the 
hands of men intrusted -with their management." 

It seems as if the Comptroller had but verified by his 
experience what these gentlemen had asserted. The 
city credit has been jeopardized. A judicial tribunal 
called upon at the instance of the present Comptroller 
to pass upon the validity of issuing certificates to place 
upon the market has declared them illegal unless 
drawn upon a specific fund, and the extravagance of all 
city expenditures has exceeded the utmost effort of the 
City Comptroller to collect the money to defray them 
under the most exorbitant levies upon the property of 
the citizens, besides other inducements held out person- 
ally to enforce payment. 

I think the people demand a discontinuance and the 
utter abandonment of the whole certificate system as 
soon as possible, and the anticipation of revenue in ad- 
vance of its collection for any purpose. I would repeal 
the late ordinance, retrench expenditures, pay off out- 
standing obligations as fast as the taxes now unpaid are 
collected, and contract no new liabilities, since the best 
means of restoring your credit is to pay off the creditor, 
and leave no outstanding obligations to be paid. 

The city is neither insolvent nor in a failing condi- 
tion. She is rather in the situation of some first-class 
business house, whose financial agents have mistaken 
their authority and issued paper against which it has 
made no provision, because the issue itself was unauthor- 
ized. If, however, recognizing the equity of the trans- 
action rather than the law of the case, they assume the 
payment, it would be unreasonable in such a creditor to 
require a substitution of new certificate obligations for 
those taken by him. On the contrary, ultimate pay- 
ment being assured, the debtor might well insist upon 
such indulgence as he needed, even though the obliga- 
tion could not be paid at maturity. 

The rule of law in case of public agents is, that all 
persons are bound to take notice of the authority vested 
in their hands, so that in case the public creditor takes an 
illegal security, he takes it with notice, and there would 
be no hardship in deferring his payment until such time 
as the debtor couid realize from the collection of funds 
anticipating the means of payment. Under the circum- 
stances stated there would be no injustice if such claims 
were deferred. 

TAXATION, 

Our community has suffered from a policy of excessive 
taxation and extravagance at a time when all private 
interests have been greatly depressed, and at a time of 
panic when all values have been shrinking as well as all 
profits in business decreased. The distress has been 
aggravated in Chicago by the terrible losses of two great 
conflagrations in the years 1871 and 1^74. Some of our 
greatest estates have been reduced to bankruptcy, and 
their owners to the hardships of penury. Large sales of 
estates for non-payment of taxes have taken place, 
because of the heavy rates of taxation imposed, and de- 
preciation of rents and the inability of both landlord 
and tenant to pay them. And during all this time of 
suffering and distress the tax-payers have been exposed 
to the most cruel and violent taunts, by some men in 
authority, who never paid a dollar for taxes into the 
treasurj' from which they have received a support. 

All men of intelligence are certainly informed that, 
according to all the best approved writers and thinkers 
of modern times, including political economists and 
statesmen, that taxation is merely the taking from 
indivi luals apart of their property for public purposes 
— that the value levied by taxation never reverts to the 
members of the community after it has been once taken 
from them, and that taxation itself is not a measure of 
reproduction. And it is impossible to deny the conclu- 
sion that the best taxes, or those that are least bad, are 
always the lowest, while taxation pushed to the ex- 
treme has the lamentable effect of impoverishing the 
individual without enriching the State. 

INVESTIGATION DEMANDED. 

In view of these the X'lainest truths of common ac- 



ceptance, I would deem it of the very first importance 
that as soon as possible there should be a committee ap- 
pointed with power to investigate all city ofiices, and all 
sources of expenditure, with a view to retrenchment in 
all directions where it may safely be done. If a million 
and a half can be saved out of the appropriation as made 
by the late Council, it will go far toward liquidating the 
illegal certificates of indebtedness created, and placing 
in our hands funds to run the schools, pay the members 
of the Police and Fire Departments, the laborers, and 
other employes of the government to whom it is now 
in arrears. If we must fail to meet our obligations 
promptly as they fall due, let us postpone the payment 
of the creditors whose necessities are the least urgent 
or imperative. 

The committee can ascertain and classify all the dif- 
ferent kinds 6f our municipal indebtedness, with a view 
to providing for its immediate payment, as it accrues 
due and payable. 

And in the meantime it might be judicious to instruct 
the City Treasurer to refuse payment, at present, of 
any moneys on hand until the classification of all in- 
debtedness be made, and all our taxes and available 
assets are adjusted upon a basis such as will prefer the 
most urgent demands in the order in which they should 
be first paid, according as moneys are received into the 
treasury. 

The present Comptroller is able and intelligent, and 
his experience is ample. He is ready and willing to 
place before your Committee on Finance all the infor- 
mation required to frame a safe and judicious scheme 
of polity, and assist them with valuable suggestions in 
respect to the city credit. 

I can see no reason why the affairs of a great munic- 
ipal corporation cannot" be managed with the same 
judicious economy, as to all branches of its expenditure 
and revenue as well as a large mercantile house or rail- 
road corporation. 

We have now in this chamber the ablest body of 
representatives who have ever taken charge of our 
municipal interests. The movement of the people 
themselves has inaugurated this reform, and they look 
to such representatives as yourselves to fully accom- 
plish the expectations they have formed from your high 
characters. In this view I know they will not be 
disappointed. 

I have not had yet the opportunity, nor perhaps the 
experience, to suggest how you should proceed to work 
out some of the most desirable problems on your enter- 
ing into office. You no doubt will proceed first to 
investigate, and then judiciously carry out your own 
views of retrenchment. 

It would be rather premature, from the experience I 
have in municipal affairs, to make suggestions to so 
intelligent a body, among whom I recognize men long 
conversant with city matters. I have, however, made 
some examination, and I trust you will excuse my 
temerity, if I say that I am satisfied a saving of about 
one million and a half of dollars can be made in the 
appropriations of the late Council, for the last year. 

It seems that, exclusive of the school service, the city 
employs a total number of persons, in all the depart- 
ments of about, 1,316 persons. The aggregate compen- 
sation of this number is $1,459,000. This is an average 
of about $1,100 per annum for each person. Without 
any knowledge of the details, I venture the assertion 
that neither in any other civil service of any govern- 
ment, or any private business or enterprise whatever, 
where so large a number of persons are employed, even 
when skilled labor constitutes the mass of the employed, 
has there ever been so high an average compensation 
paid among so large a number of persons. 

I think that if we concede the whole number of per- 
sons were necessary, and considering that compar- 
atively a small proportion of the whole are men of 
special skill in any branch of industry, such as engi- 
neers, etc., we will have to admit that an average com- 
pensation of $600 for each person, judiciously distrib- 
uted, would be ample for the service, and on this basis 
we would have a saving of $786,282. 

It seems that a total of .533 persons are engaged in 
the police force of the city. There are two chiefs of the 
force, a Marshal and Superintendent, each with a salary 
of about $4,000 per annum. No one will doubt that one 
or the other of these officers should be abolished, which 
would save $4,000. With the exception of about 
twenty-five or thirty persons, who receive salaries rang- 
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receive a compensation per annum of not less than 
$1,000 each— many of them over that eum. 

Considering; the nature of the services performed, I 
think it would be a safe estimate to average the com- 
pensation of the 500 persons in these times, at $600 per 
annum each, making a total of $300,000. I find the 
amount appropriated last year for the whole force is 
$626,000 ; and in this department alone, I think one 
might safely estimate a saving of about $250,000. 

The Board of Public Works is composed of three 
Commissioners, at salaries of $4,000 each, and 169 per- 
sons. The aggregate expense of running this depart- 
ment, seems to run up to $227,000, while the total of all 
the expenses for running our sister city of Milwaukee, 
a city of 110,000 population, and about one-fourth or 
one-fifth the size of our own, is only $202,000. 

This department calls for a close examination. I can- 
not conceive the necessity of twelve draughtsmen, a 
superintendent of street cleaning, and also a super- 
intendent of sidewalks, arid thirteen sidewalk inspect- 
ors at $900 each per annum ; nor, in addition to other 
policemen, 18 water policemen, or 15 street foremen, at 
salaries of $1,180 each— all receiving a larger measure 
of compensation for the times than any branch of sim- 
ilar occupation or artisan or mechanical labor. 

The truth is, this whole department should receive 
the attention of the Council. I am unab e to compre- 
hend why there should be three heads of this depart- 
ment, instead of one superintendent overall. If the 
object of the corporation were to find employment or 
subsistence for many good men in oflSce, then the city 
(should be run rather as any other eleemosynary in- 
stitution than as a business affair, giving the poorer 
men all the places. I never could see the necessity or 
justice of paying three servantt to perform the duty of 
one ; and I think it will be found, in any event, that 
the services in this department can be greatly re- 
duced, ^nd the work more efiiciently performed by a 
smaller body, and at a reduced rate of compensation. I 
estimate that at least $125,000, or more than $100,000, 
can be saved in this department. 

It seems that the corporation has a Health Depart- 
ment with forty-seven persons employed, at a cost of 
$62,000 per annum. Twenty-eight of these persons are 
called sanitary policemen, and receive a compensation 
of $18,000. The printing alone, in this department, is 
estimated, for 1876, at $1,500! For disinfectants is 
charged $675. There is a salary of a sanitary superin- 
tendent of $2,062.50, and a charge for sanitary inspec- 
tion and vaccination $2,250. Whether the Sanitary 
Superintendent is the same person who charges for 
sanitary inspection I am not advised , but it is obvious 
to my mind that the whole department needs the in- 
spection of a committee, or some person appointed by 
this Council. 

And I would recommend the entire abolition of the 
Board, with the exception of one competent and faith- 
ful superintendent— a thoroughly competent medical 
expert — and clerks, with proper provision made by 
ordinance placing the Health Department under the 
police of the city, and in this way a saving could be 
effected of at least $50,000 out of the appropriation for 
this department. 

The expense of lighting streets in this city, I am in- 
formed, was, last year, some $700,000, while the whole 
expense for the same service in St. Louis was only 
$2uO,000. In Milwaukee it was only $52,000, and Mil- 
waukee is about one-fifth of the size and popula- 
tion of this city. It would seem that with proper rep- 
resentations to the Gas Company a saving can be made 
in this department of the city lighting of about $400,- 
(K)0. 

I estimate a saving can be made in the Fire Depart- 
ment at least $75,000, having reference to the same 
ratio of compensation allowed in case of the police 
force, without reducing the number or the efficiency of 
the department. 

In the matter of the compensation allowed the Police 
Justices, about $4,000 each, I find tliere can be saved at 
least $10,000, allowing the compensation now paid to 
these functionaries, if only the fines and fees recovered 
and perquisites allowed are credited and returned to 
the City Treasurer. 

I find the Mayor is not only allowed a clerk, but in 
addition four policemen, at a cost of $3,540. It is not 
obvious to me why ordinary policemen of the regular 
force cannot serve the Mayor, if necessary, as well as 
men appointed as Mayor's police. 



I presume no one will doubt the propriety of re- 
trenching the amount of the Tax Commissioner's 
office, $11,000, appropriated by the last Council, since 
it has ceased to perform any essential part in the col- 
lection of revenue under the law at present in force. 

The office of Building Inspector, with a clerk and 
twelve deputies at a salary of $900 each per annum — 
the whole cost to the tax-payers being in this depart- 
ment $13,880 — should be abolished, since the whole 
duties might be better discharged by some competent 
city architect authorized to charge some fee upon each 
inspection of plans of the owner of a building to be 
erected, not exceeding a certain sum in each case, to be 
paid by such owner. 

The Board of Education has a force, it seems, of 698 
persons, whose aggregate compensation does not exceed 
$574,312, a lower average than is found in the compensa- 
tion of the same number in other departments ; but I 
am unwilling, without more examination, to suggest 
any reduction in this department. 

I have indicated that expenses can he retrenched 
about one and a half millions of dollars, this being 
from the merest cursory examination, and without at 
all entering into detail. I have no reasonable doubt 
that, properly re-organized with proper men, this muni- 
cipal government can be better managed at a cost of 
two millions of dollars than it can ever be managed as 
now organized at a cost of five or even ten millions. 

The whole disbursement of the ordinary expenses of 
the State of Illinois from Dec. 1, 1872, to Nov. 30, 1874, 
inclusive — that is, two years — was $2,106,781, or i)er 
annum only $1,058,390. This sum of $1,058,390, it will 
be remembered, not only pays the Governor, Auditor^ 
Treasurer, Secretary of State, and Attorney General, 
but twenty-six Circuit Judges, the seven Supreme 
Court Judges, and their expenses ; 102 District or Pro- 
secuting Attorneys, about 300 members of the General 
Assembly, etc. In other words, it runs the whole ex- 
ecutive, legislative and judicial machinery of the State 
at a cost of $1,058,390 per anntmi. 

And besides this, it includes a sum of $809,031 for the 
State charitable institutions during the two years, and 
a variety of other items like printing, the expense of 
conveying prisoners to the Penitentiary, and office 
expenses of the various State offices. 

In con61usion, gentleman, two generations of men 
have not passed away since the site of this city was 
known as a military fortress in the Indian country — 
one of the frontier posts of the far West. Many of the 
earliest settlers are still among you, and although their 
hairs are whitening they are still vigorous and of active 
life. It is only thirty-eight years since the city was 
organized under its first charter of government, when 
it contained less than 3,000 souls. To-day, with 500,000 
people and $600,000,000 of an annual trade, we have 
become the fourth city in rank and trade of the United 
States! The position of the city on the great lines of 
that water communication which connect the two gulfs 
of Mexico and the St. Lawrence, is the natural seat of 
a great metropolis, while our railroad system connects 
us with every remote part of the American continent. 
The energy and intelligence of our people have over- 
come the efl"ect8.of two of the greatest conflagrations, 
one of which, as a great calamity, has never been sur- 
passed in any history of a people. - The rise, progress, 
and prosperity of Chicago are without any parallel in 
growth among cities of ancient or modern times. 

And now the question comes to every anxious and 
loving heart, proud of her glory, her unrivaled history,, 
and marvelous achievements. What of the future ? Is 
this magnificent progress to continue, or is it to be 
now arrested? The answer rests with you, the repre- 
sentatives of the people. The question is one of govern- 
ment — shall it be good or bad ? 

We combine in this city all the material elements of 
production, wealth, capital, machiueiy, energy, a young, 
thrifty, and enterprising mixture of races— all we need 
is the protection of life and property, a good and econ- 
omical municipal government, with wise and honest 
rulers to managj our affairs, and there is nothing whieh 
has ever been predicted by the most sagacious or san- 
guine as the future of Chicago which will not be ex- 
ceeded in the glory, prosperity and greatness of that 
getiius of her destiny which has attended her progress 
from the beginning. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the message be publiihedt- 
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iusti"ucted to cousidev such portions of the message as 
pertains to each. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hildreth presented a resolution requesting the 
Finance Committee to report some method by which 
the City government can carry out contemplated im- 
provements, as well as pay the employes of the City. 

Aid. Aldrich moved that the resolution be referred 
to the Finance Committee. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hildreth presented a resohition relating to the 
sale of the Lake Front property. 

Aid. CuUerton moved that the resolution be referred 
to the Joint Committee on Finance and Judiciary. 

Aid. Lengacher moved that the resolution be referred 
to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Thompson moved to refer the resolution to a 
special committee of five, to be appointed by the Chair. 

Aid. Sheridan called for the previous question, and 
the call was sustained. 

The question then being on the amendment of Aid. 
Thompson, it prevaled by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, 
Aldrich, Gilbert, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, CuUerton, 
Kerber, Hildreth, O'Brien, Beldler, Van Osdel, Smith, 
Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Riwleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, 
Ryan, Baumgarten, Xiesen, Waldo, Linsenbarth, Swee- 
ney, Boser, Kirk. 

Xays — Lengacher. 

Yeas — 31. Nays — 1. 

The Chair appointed as such committee. Aid. Aldrich, 
Hildreth, Throop, Gilbert and Linsenbarth. 

Aid. Sheridan presented a report and ordinance from 
the Board of Public Works, annulling assessment for 
curbing, filling and cindering alley, block 3, Adam 
Murray's Addition to Chicago, and moved the passage 
of the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, 
Aldrich, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, CuUerton, 
Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Usdel, Smith, Briggs, 
Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, 
Baumgarten, Mesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, 
Sweeney, Boser, Kirk. 

Yeas— 30. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance, as passed : 

ORDINANCE. 

Annulling assessment for curbing, filling and cinder- 
ing alley, block 3, Adam Murray's Addition to Chicago. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the city of 
Chicago : Section 1. That the assessment roll for curb- 
ing, filling and cindering alley, block 3, Adam Mur- 
ray's Addition to Chicago, confirmed September 17, 
1873, warrant 2148 be, and the same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. That the Comptroller be, and he is hereby 
directed to refund all moneys paid on account of said 
warrant 2148, and to cancel all tax certificates in his 
possession, for the sale made under said warrant 2148. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

Aid. Smith presented a resolution relative to alleged 
tampering with the election returns from the 10th 
Ward, which was referred to the Committee on Printing, 
with instructions to report at their earliest convenience. 

Aid. Throop presented a communication relative* to a 
patent street lamp burner, which was referred to the 
Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Ballard presented a resolution relative to the 
filling of Lake Park, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That this Council direct the Board of Public 
Works to notify the Superintendent of Lake Park to 
receive all the manure that may be offered for the filling 
of Lake Park, and that he begin at the north end of the 
unfinished part of said Park and fill up continually, and 
regularly grade as he proceeds south, and to cover up 
daily the manure so delivered with soil or inoffensive 
debris that may be received in like manner. 

Aid. Gilbert of the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
S. D., to whom^as referred an order relative to paving 
intersections of Indiana avenue from 22d to 29th streets, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of an ac- 
companying order. 



Aid. Gilbert moved to concur in the report and pass 
the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Whekeas, a large majority of the property owners on 
Indiana avenue, between the south line of 22d street 
and the north line of 29th street, have signed a private 
contract with James G. McBean to curb, grade and pave 
in front of their property on said Indiana avenue, and 
said property owners are very desirous that said work be 
done immediately. Therefore be it 

Orde-ed, That the Board of Public Works be and they 
are hereby directed to issue a permit to the said James 
G. McBean, to curb, grade and pave Indiana Avenue 
between 22d street and 29th street, and also, enter into 
contract with the said James G. McBean, to curb, grade 
and pave the intersection between 22d street and 29th 
street, in accordance with specifications of said contract, 
at the price paid by the property owners ; and be it 
further 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be and they 
are hereby directed to levy an assessment upon one- 
eighth of the property fronting on said Indiana Avenue 
between 22d street and 29th street, not represented in 
said contract, and pay the same to the said James G. 
McBean when collected from the propertv owners All 
costs of engineering and inspecting to be paid by the 
contractor. 

Aid. Lawler presented a resolution instructing the 
City Clerk to procure badges for the members of the 
Council. 

Aid. McCrea moved as an amendment that the City 
Clerk be instructed to procure the stars from the retiring 
Aldermen. 

Aid. Lawler accepted the amendment of Aid. McCrea. 

The question then being on the resolution of Aid. 
Lawler, as amended, it prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the City Clerk be and he is hereby 
instructed to procure from the retiring Aldermen their 
badges for the use of the present Council. 

Aid. Pearsons presented a resolution relative to the 
paying of certificates of indebtedness, and moved its 
adoption. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, 
Thompson, Gilbert, Sheridan, CuUerton, Kerber, Law- 
ler, Beidler Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, 
Rawleigh, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, 
Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Sweeney, Boser. 

Nays — Aldrich, Stewart, Kirk. 

Feas -26. 

Nays — 3. 

The following is the resolution, as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Comptroller be and is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to make such arrangements as may 
be practicable and legal to pay punctually at maturity 
all the certificates of indebtedness of the city of Cfi- 
cago Issued for actual loans of money to the city, or for 
other liabilities for which an appropriation and tax levy 
has been made. 

Aid. Gilbert presented a resolution concerning con- 
tracts for street improvements, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Assessments. 

Aid. Throop presented a resolution directing the Com- . 
mittee on Finance to report to this Council whetherthe 
iiterests of the city do not require the suspension for 
the present of work upon the present contracts for pub- 
lic improvements, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Kerber presented a resolution directing the 
Board of Public Works to rebuild the walls on Polk 
street, between 5th avenue and the bridge, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Sweeny presented an order directing the Board 
of Public Works to lay water pipe on Elm street, be- 
tween Chatham and Crosby streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. N.D. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the Council do now-adjourn. 
The motion prevailed and the Council stood ad- 
journed. CASPAR BUTZ, 

City Olerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



REGTJLAE MEETIl^G. 



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OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present, Aid. Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, 
Aldrich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Som- 
mer, Cullerton, Kerber, Hildreth, O'Brien, Lawler, 
Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, White, Briggs, Throop, 
Rfiwleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Eyan, Baumgarten, 
Niesen,Waldo,Lengacher,Liusenbarth, Sweeney, Boser, 
Kirk. 

Absent, Aid. Lodding, McCrea and Murphy. 

Aid. Aldrich moved that the minutes of the regular 
meeting held May 15, 1876, and of the adjourned regu- 
lar meeting held May 18, 1876, be approved without 
being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Cullerton, of the Select Committee on Rules, to 
whom was referred a resolution relative to the adoption 
of additional rules, siibmitted a report recommending 
the adoption of certain rules therein contained. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report, and 
adopt said additional niles. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Throop moved that Rule 1, which was adopted 
at the first meeting of this Council, be so amended as to 
require the names of three Aldermen, instead of two, to 
call a special meeting of the Council. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the Rules adopted by. this 
Council May 8, May 15, and those adopted this evening, 
be declared the Rules and Order of Business of this 
Council. 

The motion prevailed. 

The foUoAving are the Rules as adopted : 

RULES AND ORDER OF BUSINESS 

OF THE 

CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO. 

MEETINGS OF THE CITY COUNCIL. 

RrLE 1. — Regular Meetings of the City Council shall 
be held on evei-y Monday evening at 7.30 o'clock, unless 
otherwise ordered at a regular meeting. Special meet- 
ings may be held at any time, on call of the Mayor, or 
any three or more Aldermen ; such call shall be in 
writing, duly signed, and shall be presented to the 
Clerk, who shall proceed immediately to prepare no- 
tices of the same, and shall cause them to be served on 
the members of the Council, in the usual manner ; such 
notices shall describe, in brief, the nature or objects of 
the call. 

At every special meeting, the call for such shall be 
read and afterward filed by the Clerk ; and no business, 
other than that proposed by the call, shall be in order 
at such meeting. 

ORDER OF BUSINESS. 

Rule 2. — At the hour appointed for the meeting, the 
Clerk (or some one appointed to fill his place) shall 
proceed to call the roll of members, mark the absentees, 
and announce whether a quorum (i. e., a majority of all 
the members elected; be present. Upon the appear- 
ance of a quorum, the Council shall be called to order, 
the presiding officer taking the chair, if present, and 
the Council appointing a temporary chairman if he 
should be absent. If a quorum do not appear, the 
Council shall not thereby stand adjourned unless by a 
vote of the members present. When a quorum is 
present, the Council shall proceed to the business before 
it, which shall be conducted in the order following : 



1. — The reading of the minutes of the proceedings of 
the last meeting or meetings, amendment and approval 
of the same, unless dispensed with by the Council. 

2. — Reports of city officers. 

3. — Presentation of petitions, communications, reso- 
lutions and ordinances. 

4. — Repoi-ts of standing committees. 

5. — Reports of select committees. 

6. — Engrossed ordinances, orders and resolutions. 

7. — Unfinished business of preceding meetings. 

8. — Miscellaneous business. 

Rule 3. — All questions relating to the priority of 
business shall be decided without debate. 
DUTIES AND PRIVILEGES OF THE PRESIDENT. 

Rule 4. — The presiding oflBcer shall preserve order 
and decorum, and may speak to points of order in pref- 
erence to other members, rising from his seat for that 
purpose, and shall decide all questions of order, subject 
to an appeal to the City Council, on which appeal no 
member shall speak more than once without the unani- 
mous consent of the Council. 

Rule 5. — While the presiding oflScer is putting the 
question, no member shall walk across or out of the 
Council room. 

Rule 6. — Every member, previous to his speaking, 
shall rise from his seat and address himself to the pre- 
siding officer, and say, " Mr. President," but shall not 
proceed with his remarks until recognized and named 
by the Chair. 

Rule 7. — When two or more members rise at once, 
the presiding officer shall name the member who is first 
to speak. 

Rule 8. — During the session of the Council only city 
officers, ex- Aldermen and persons connected with the 
press shall be permitted within the bar of the Council 
Chamber, unless upon the invitation of the Chairman. 
Lobbying shall not be permitted. 

Rule 9. — In case of any disturbance or disorderly 
conduct, the presiding officer shall have the power to 
require the chamber to be cleared if necessary. 

Rule 10. — Smoking shall be strictly prohibited in the 
Council Chamber during the sessions of the Council. 
DUTIES AND PRIVILEGES OF MEMBERS. 

Rule 11. — When a member wishes to present a com- 
munication, petition, order, resolution, or other original 
matter, he shall rise in his place and briefly state its 
natui-e before presenting the same. 

Rule 12. — No member, without leave of the Council, 
shall speak more than once upon the same subject until 
every member desirous of speaking shall have spoken 
and no member shall speak longer than ten minutes at 
one time, except by consent of Council. 

Rule 13. — A member called to order by the Chair 
shall immediately sit down, unless permitted to explain. 
If there be no appeal, the decision of the Chair shall be 
conclusive; but if the member appeal from the decision; 
of the Chair, the Council shall decide on the case. 

Rule 14. — While a member is speaking, no member 
shall hold any private discourse, nor pass between the 
speaker and the Chair. 

Rule 15.— Every member who shall be present when 
a question U stated from the Chair shall vote thereon, 
. unless excused by the Council, or unless he is directly 
interested in the question, in which case he shall not 
vote. 

Rule 16. — No member shall be allowed to leave the 
Council while in session, unless excused by the presid- 
ing officer ; and for attempting to do so, or for persistent 
violation of any other rule, may be restrained, arrested, 



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or otherwise dealt with, as the President of the Council 
may direct. 

MOTIONS AND EESOLUTIONS. 

Rule 17. — Any matter before the Council may be set 
down as a special order of business at a time certEtin, 
upon a vote of the Aldermen present, but not otherwise. 

Rule 18. — No motion shall be put or debated unless 
it be seconded. When a motion: is seconded it shall be 
stated by the presiding officer before debate, and every 
such motion shall be reduced to writing, if required by 
a member. 

Rule 19. — After a motion or resolution is stated by 
the presiding officer, it shall be deemed to be in posses- 
sion of the Council, but may be withdrawn at any 
time before decision or amendment, by consent of the 
Council. 

Rule 20. — If the question in debate contain several 
distinct propositions, any member may have the same 
divided when the sense admits of it. 

Rule 21. — In all cases where a resolution or motion is 
entered on the minutes'of the Council, the name of the 
member moving the same shall be entered also. 
TAKING AND ENTERING VOTE. 

Rule 22. — If any member require it, the ayes and 
noes upon any question shall be taken and entered 
on the minutes; but the ayes and noes shall not be 
taken unless called for previous to any vote on the 
question. 

Rule 23. — The result of all votes by ayes and noes 
shall not be announced by the Clerk, but shall be 
handed by him to the Chairman for announcement, 
and no vote shall be changed after the tally has passed 
from the hands of the Clerk. 

PRECEDENCE OF QUESTIONS. 

Rule 24. — When a blank is to be filled and dif- 
ferent sums or times are proposed, the question shall be 
taken first on the largest sum or the longest time. 

Rule 25. — When a question is under debate, the only 
motions in order shall be; 1, to adjourn ; 2, the previ- 
ous question; 3, to lay on the table ; 4, to postpone in- 
definitely or to a day certain ; 5, to adjourn to a cer- 
tain day ; 6, to refer ; 7, to amend ; 8, to substitute , and 
such motions shall have precedence in the order here- 
in arranged — the first three to be decided without de- 
bate. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Rule 26. — A motion to adjourn the Council shall al- 
ways be in order, except : 1, when a member is in pos- 
session of the floor ; 2, while the ayes and noes are be- 
ing called ; 3, when the members are voting ; 4, when 
adjournment was the last preceding motion; and 5, 
when it has been decided that the previous question 
shall be taken. 

Rule 27. — A motion simply to adjourn cannot be 
amended, but a motion to adjourn to a time named may 
be and is open to debate. 

Rule 28. — The Council, between the first Monday in 
July and the first Monday in September, may adjourn 
over one or more regular meetings on a vote of two- 
thirds of all the Aldermen authorized by law to be 

PREVIOUS QUESTION. 

Rule 29. — When the previous question is moved and 
seconded, it shall be put in this form : " Shall the main 
question now be put?" If this is carried, all further 
amendments and all further motions and debates shall 
be excluded, and the question be put without delay 
upon the pending amendments in the proper order, 
and then upon the main question. 

TO LAY ON THE TABLE. 

Rule 20. — A motion to simply lay a question on the 
table is not debatable; but a motion to lay on the table 
and publish, or any other condition, is subject to amend- 
ment and debate. 

Rule 31.— A motion to lay any particular proposition 
on the table shall apply to that proposition only. 
INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT. 

Rule 32. — When a motion is postponed indefinitely, 
it shall not be again taken up the same meeting. 
TO REFER. 

Rule 33. — A motion to refer to a standing commit- 
tee shall take precedence of a similar motion for a 
special committee. 

TO AMEND. 

Rule 34. — A motion to amend an amendment shall 
be in order, but one to amend an amendment to an 
amendment chall not be entertained. 

Rule 35. — An amendment modifying the intention 



of a motion shall be in order; but an amendment 
relating to a different subject shall not be in order. 

Rule 36. — On an amendment to "strike out and 
insert," the paragraph to be amended shall first be 
read as it stands, then the words proposed to be struck 
out, and those to be inserted, and, finally, the para- 
graph as it will stand if so amended shall be read. 
TO SUBSTITUTE. 

Rule 37. — A substitute for any original proposition 
in debate may be entertained when further amend- 
ment is not ad'missable ; and if accepted by the mover 
of such original proposition, or by the Coiincil by vote, 
it shall entirely supersede such original proposition, 
and cut off all amendments appertaining thereto. 
RECONSIDERATION. 

Rule 38. — A vote or question may be reconsidered 
at any time during the same meeting, or at the first 
regular meeting held thereafter. A motion for recon- 
sideration being once made and decided in the nega- 
tive, shall not be renewed, nor shall a vote to reconsider 
be reconsidered. 

Rule 39. — A motion to reconsider must be made and 
seconded by members who voted in the majority, 
unless otherwise provided in the charter. 

PRECEDENCE OF BUSINESS. 

Rule 40.— The City Council shall at all regular 
meetings resume business at the same order on which 
it was engaged immediately preceding the last adjourn- 
ment, with the exception oforderNo. 1, No. 2, of Rule 2, 
which shall be called and disposed of before resuming 
business as herein provided. 

STANDING COMMITTEES. 

Rule 41. — The standing committees of the Council 
shall be appointed by the presiding officer annually, 
upon entering upon the duties of his office ; and the 
first person named on eacfh committee shall be chair- 
man thereof. 

The following shall be the standing committees : 

1. On Finance. 

2. On Railroads. 

3. On Judiciary. 

4. On Fire and Water. 

5. On Schools. 

6. On Streets and Alleys, South Division. 

7. On Streets and Alleys, North Division. 

8. On Streets and Alleys, West Division. 

9. On Wharves and Public Grounds. 

10. On Wharfing Privileges. 

11. On Local Assessments. 

12. On Bridewell. 

13. On Police. 

14. On License. 

15. On Gas Lights. 

16. On Harbor and Bridges. 

17. On Printing. 

18. On Markets. 

19. On Public Buildings. 

20. On County Relations. 

Rule 42. — The standing committees of the City Coun- 
cil shall consist of five members each, except the several 
Committees on Streets and Alleys, which shall be com- 
posed each of as many Aldermen as there are wards in 
the division represented. 

SELECT COMMITTEE. 

Rule 43. — On the acceptance of a final report from a 
select Comniittee,the said Committee shall be discharged 
without a vote, unless otherwise ordered. 

JURISDICTION OF COMMITTEES. 

Rule 44. — All matters relating exclusively to the 
streets and alleys in any division of the city shall be 
referred to the committee of that division. And in all 
instances where individual wards only are interested, 
the papers referred shall be directed to the member 
whose ward is concerned, and he shall be considered 
chairman in such cases. 

Rule 45. — Unless in cases of emergency, committee 
meetings shall be called at least twenty-fotir hours 
prior to the time of meeting, and each member shall 
attend promptly at the hour stated in the notice ; or, if 
unable to do so, shall notify in writing the chairman of 
the committee to that effect ; and three consecutive 
violations of this rule shall subject the offender to re- 
moval from the committee by the President of the 
Council. 

Rule 46. — All ordinances, petitions, resolutions and 
communications to the Council shall, unless by unani- 
mous consent, be leferred to appropriate committees, 
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meeting, on the report of the committee having the 
same in charge. 

RrLE 47. — ^Vhen two or more committees are called, 
the Council shall decide to which' the matter shall go, 
by voting for its choice in the order in which the 
standing committees are appointed. 

KEPOETS OF COMMITTEES. 

ErLE 48. — Standing and select committees, to whom 
references are made, shall in all cases report, in writing, 
at least once in each month, unless further time be 
granted by a vote of the Council, the state of facts, 
■with their opinion thereon. Minority reports may be 
received at the same time with majority reports. 

RtLE 49. — Any report of a committee, whether a ma- 
jority or minority report, may be deferred to the next 
regular meeting of the Council, and such report or re- 
ports shall be published in the corporation newspaper 
by request of any two Aldermen present. When the 
report of any committee comes up for concurrence, the 
minority may be moved as a siibstitute for the majority 
report. 

Kui.E 50. — All reports of committees shall be ad- 
dressed "To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago, in City Council assembled." They shall 
briefly describe the matter referred, and the conclusion 
to which the committee has arrived ; which conclusion 
shall be summed up in the form of an ordinance, order, 
resolution, recommendation, or some other distinct 
proposition. 

GENERAL PROVISION. 

Rule 51. — No order or resolution, involving, directly 
or indirectly, the expenditure of money from the city 
treasury, and no ordinance (except such ordinances as 
are sent to the Council by the Board of Public Works, 
relating to public improvements, to be paid for by 
special assessments) shall be finally passed by the City 
Council until the same shall have been referred to the 
City Clerk for engrossment, and engrossed ; and then 
only finally acted upon at a subsequent meeting: 
Provided, That the engrossment of any such order, or- 
dinance, or resolution may be dispensed with at any 
time, if so ordered by a vote of three-fourths of all the 
Aldermen authorized by law to be elected, such vote to 
be taken by ayes and noes, and entered upon the 
records of the Council. 

"Rule 52. — The rules of parliamentary practice com- 
prised in " Cushing's Manual " shall govern the Coun- 
cil in all cases to which they are applicable, and in 
which they are not inconsistent with the standing rules 
of this Council. 

SUSPENSION, ETC., OF RULES. 

Rule 53. — These rules may be temporarily suspended 
by consent of all the members present ; but shall not 
be repealed, altered, or amended, unless by concur- 
rence of two-thirds of all the Aldermen elected. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 
The Clerk presented the following communication 
from his Honor, the Mayor : 

Mayor's Office, May 22, 1876. 
To the Honorable, the members of the City Council of Chi- 
cago : 

^ Gentlemen : I remove from oflBce the following 

named persons now employed in the Board of Health of 
the cit} of Chicago, as I am of opinion that the inter- 
ests of the city require the same : 

C. E. Moore, M. Manheimer, H. Geiger, Joseph 
McDermott, G. W. Merrill, Moses Hooke, H. P. Wright, 
Louis Merki, William Gillespie, B. R. Van Doozer, 
C. C. Buckley, J. S. Hunt, J. F. Williams, Lars Lee, 
Mrs. P. Lee, Henry Chlerding, Louisa Peterson, M. 
C. Henrickson, S. Wilson, J. J. Heckmann, J. Het- 
tinger, W. Shraber, T. Leibbrant, C. n. Tilden, J. 
Downs, M. Lemb, J. Kilroy, H. Nelson, W. S. Kelly, 
J. E. Sinclair, H. N. Alexander. Daniel Adams, R. 
Dobson, H. Feitsch, J. Keefe, J. Rafferty, T. G. Han- 
nafin, J. M. Burns, P. Murphy, J. Becker, John 
Egan, H. Severin, John Ebber, C. E. Clarke, M. C. 
Slavin. 

I also recommend that the resignation of Benj. C. 
Miller, be accepted, the same to take effect on the 1st 
day of July next. 

i further recommend that all the duties pertaining 
to the said organization be referred to and placed un- 
der the superintendence of Dr. B. McVickar, the pres- 
ent President of said Board, who, together with a spe- 
cial committee, to be appointed by this Council, shall 



consult as to the most effective and economical super- 
intendence of the sanitary condition of the city. 

I have the honor to be Your obedient servant, 

THOMAS HOYNE, Mayor. 

Aid. Lengacher moved that the communication be 
referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The Chair decided the motion to refer to be out of 
order. 

Aid. Thompson moved, as an amendment to the mo- 
tion of Aid. Lengacher, that that portion of the com- 
munication referring to the manner in which the du- 
ties of the Board of Health shall be performed, etc., be 
referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Aldrich called for the previous question, and 
the call was sustained by the following vote : 

Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aid- 
rich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, CuUerton, 
Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, 
Rawleigh, Cleveland, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, 
Linsenbarth, Boser, Kirk — 24. 

iVai/s— Sommer, Hildreth, O'Brien, White, Throop, 
Wheeler, Ryan, Lengacher, Sweeney — 9. 

The question being on the motion to amend by Aid. 
Thompson, it prevailed by the following vote : 

Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aid- 
rich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, CuUerton, 
Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, 
Throop, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, Linsenbarth, Sweeney, Boser, 
Kirk— 28. 

Nays — Sommer, Hildreth, O'Brien, White, Leng- 
acher — 5. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. Leng- 
acher, as amended by Aid. Thompson, it prevailed by 
the following vote : 

Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aid- 
rich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, 
CuUerton, Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, 
Briggs, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, Linsenbarth, Sweeney, Boser, 
Kirk— 28. 

JVa^s— Hildreth, O'Brien, White, Throop, Lengacher, 
—5. 

ALSO, 

The following communication from his Honor the 
Mayor : 

Mayor's Office, May 22, 1876. 
To the Honorable the Members of the City Council of 

Chicago : 

Gentlemen : — The undersigned, the Mayor, has re- 
moved from office all the persons employed in what 
is known as the Department of Buildings, as I am of 
opinion the best interests of the City require the same . 
The names of such employes : 

M. B. Bailey, John McNally, Herman Von Langen. 
D. H. Wilkie, John Agnew, Robert Reid, Peter Ward, 
James Crowe, Ole Olson, John Kelley, William Gast- 
field, Albert Patch, Daniel Kilroy. 

And I further recommend that, until further ordered 
by law, the duties now provided by the Ordinance pertain- 
ing to the Inspection, Construction, Alteration and 
Removal of Buildings be referred to and performed 
under the direction of the Board of Public Works. 
I have the honor to be 

Your obedient servant, 

THOMAS HOYNE, Mayor. 

Aid. Lengacher moved that the communication be 
referred to the Committee on Public Buildings. 

The motion prevailed. 

also. 
The following commranication from His Honor, the 
Mayor : 
To the Honoroble the Members of the City Council of 

Ghiicago : 

Gentlemen : I hereby nominate as Counsel of the 
Corporation, to fill the vacancy now existing in that 
office, Hon. Elliott Anthony, and respectfully ask your 
concurrence therein. I have the honor to be your obe- 
dient servant, THOMAS HOYNE, Mayor. 

Aid. CuUerton moved to confirm the appointment, by 
His Honor, the Mayor, of Elliott Anthony as Counsel 
to the Corporation of the City of Chicago. 
The motion prevailed by the following vote: 
Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, BaUard, Rosenberg, 
Aldrich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Som- 
mer, CuUerton, Kerber, Hildreth, O'Brien, Lawler, 
Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, White, Briggs, Throop, Raw- 
leigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, 



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Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk. 
—33. 

Nayes — None. 

ALSO, 

The following communication from His Honor, the 
Mayor: 

Mayor's Office, May 22, 1876. 
To the Honorable the 3Iembers of the City Council of 

Chicayo : 

Gentlemen : I am of opinion that the best interests 
of this city require the removal from office of the pres- 
ent Comptroller, Hon. S. S. Hayes, and I have so re- 
moved him. It is scarcely necessary that I should as- 
sign reasons for this removal, becaiise Mr. Hayes — over 
his own signature in a morning paper — deliberately de- 
clares his adherence to the policy which has already 
compromised and jeopardized the credit of this city. 

He insists, as the financial officer of the city, upon 
continuing the issue of certificates drawn against the 
tax levy of the year 1876 — not to pay the sums appro- 
priated toward the expenses of this year, for which the 
levy was made, but to p^y and take up certificates un- 
lawfully issued in former years, and now about matur- 
ing. 

I am satisfied that if the levy of 1876 is drawn against 
for this purpose, to the extent contemplated of 75 per 
cent., to pay outstanding certificates, the present Coun- 
cil will find itself without funds to pay its current ex- 
penses, such as policemen, firemen, laborers, etc., be- 
fore the end of the fiscal year. 

Hence, I insist that we shall reserve the tax levy of 
the present year to meet the accruing expenses of the 
year, the interest on our lawful debt, and the funded 
city bonds outstanding ; and if there must be a failure 
or postponement to take up any of our indebtedness, we 
shall postpone that portion which was unlawfully con- 
tracted. 

As I have in my inaugural address already expressed 
myself on this subject, I need only add that I see no 
necessity whatever for repeating an unlawful prece- 
dent, or continuing a radically ruinous precedent. 

And besides all I have said, I will now add that even 
were it possible to carry through our municipal gov- 
ernmeut without failure, before the means can be real- 
ized to pay these outstanding certificates promptly at 
maturity, from the tax levies of former years, and also 
pay the the more sacred and imperative obligations we 
now owe, and must hereafter contract with regular em- 
ployes and others, as well as that of our bonded cred- 
itors, I am of opinion that the issuing of certificates in 
the form proposed, to take up the indebtedness for 
which no specific appropriation except a~ limited 
. amount ($500,000) conlained in the tax levy of 1876, 
would be unlawful, and for that reason, as I before 
stated, I state now that the ordinance authorizing such 
issiie ought to be repealed, and the whole practice dis- 
continued. 

We cannot afford to repudiate our obligations. It is 
no repudiation to prefer, in the order of payment, our 
necessary and lawful demands over those of doubtful 
validity when we have been left without means to 
pay all . 

It is important that this distinction should be made 
here and now ; and that the responsibility for this want 
of means, which should have been provided for by 
those who issued the certificates without authority of 
law, should now remain where it belongs. 

I have the honor to be your obedient servant, 

THOMAS HOYNE, Mayor. 

And I hereby nominate to fill the vacancy of Mr. 
Hayes, in case of vacancy, Hon. R. P. Derickson, and 
ask your concurrence therein. 

THOMAS HOYNE, Mayor. 

Aid. Aldrich moved that the appointment of R. P. 
Derrickson, as City Comptroller, be confirmed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aid- 
rich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, CuUerton, Kerber, 
Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Rawleigh, 
Cleveland, Waldo, Boser, Kirk. 

Nays — Sommer, O'Brien, White, Throop, Wheeler, 
Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, 
Sweeney. 

Yeas— 20. 

Nays— 11. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of Clinton 
City Treasurer, which, on motion of Aid. Culler- 



ton, was published and referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary : 

OFFICIAL BOND. 

Enow all men by these presents. That we, Clinton Rriggs, 
Wm. F. Coolbaugh, Calvin T. Wheeler, Asa Drew, David 
Kreigh, Matthew Laflin, Joseph 0. Rutter, M. C. Stearns, 
and Daniel O'Hara, of the County of Cook and State of 
Illinois, and held and firmly bound into the City of 
Chicago, in the penal sum of five million dollars, 
lawful money of the United States, for the payment of 
which sum of money, well and truly to be made, we 
bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, 
jointly and severally, firmly by these presents. 

Sealed with our seals and dated this Twenty-second 
day of May, A. D. 1876. The conditions of the above 
obligation is such. That whereas, the above bounden 
Clinton Briggs was, on the Eighteenth day of April, 
1876, elected to the office of City Treasurer, in and for 
the City of Chicago, to hold said office for the period of 
one year and until his successor shall be duly elected 
and qualified, or until said office shall be otherwise 
legally vacated. 

Now, therefore. If the said Clinton Briggs shall well 
and faithfully perform and discharge the duties of said 
office as prescribed and required by law and the orders 
and ordinances of said city, and shall account for and 
pay over all moneys received by him as such City 
Treasurer, in accordance with law and in accordance 
with orders or ordinances heretofore passed, or here- 
after to be passed by the Common Council of said City, 
in conformity with law, and deliver all books, papers, 
and all other property belonging to said City, to his 
successor in office, then this obligation to be void, other- 
wise to remain in full force and effect. 

CLINTON BRIGGS, [seal. 

WILLIAM P. COOLBAUGH, seal. 
CALVIN T. WHEELER, [seal. 

ASA DOW, [seal.^ 

DAVID KREIGH, [seal." 

MATTHEW LAFLIN, "seal.^ 

JOSEPH 0. RUTTER, [seal.^ 

M. C. STEARNS, [seal. 

DAN'L O'HARA, [seal. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
from His Honor the Mayor : 
To the Honorable the M&mbers of the City Council, of 

Chicago : 

Gentlemen : I deem it to be the interests of the 
city that Mr. R. E. Goodell, the City Marshal, should 
be removed from office, and he is hereby removed, 
because I think the office should be discontinued, 
and the present Superintendent of Police, Mr. BI. 
C. Hickey, required to perform the duties as pre- 
scribed by ordinance until the same is changed or 
modified; and I would recommend that the Council 
instruct Superintendent Hickey to reorganize and 
grade the force, suggesting reasonable rates of compen- 
sation proportioned to each grade, and that he gener- 
ally reduce or retrench the expenses of the force for 
the time being. I have the honor to be your obedient 
servant, THOMAS HOYNE, Mayor. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the communication be 
referred to the Committee on Police. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The following communication from bis Honor the 
Mayor : 

Mayor's Office, May 22, 1876. 
To the Honorable Board of Aldermen of tlie City of 

Cliicago : 

Gentlemen: As by law required I herewith report to 
your Honorable body that since the last session of the 
Board, I have granted pardons to the following named 
persons, heretofore convicted and sent to the " House of 
Correction." , 

Said pardons having been granted on recommenda- 
tion of Alderman Sheridan, Chairman of the Bridewell 
Committee, after his having duly investigated the same, 
to wit: "VVilliam O'Brien, Mary Twohey, Julia Grass, 
Frank Foley, Patrick Hughes, William Kinstar. 

Respectfully submitted. 

THOMAS HOYNE, Mayor. 

The Clerk presented a communication from the City 
Comptroller, concerning the equalization of taxes, etc., 
which was ordered 

Published and placed on file. 



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[1876.. 



The following is the communication : 

Chicago, May 22, 1876. 
To the Honorable the City Council of the City of Chicago : 

I present hei'e\\ith a copy of a letter to the assessors 
of the North, South and West towns of the city of Chi- 
cago, the object of which is to secure a more equal and 
just assessment of personal property in Chicago. The 
inequality ar>d injustice of the last assessment 
were intolerable, and I think may be 
avoided hereafter in tlie manner proposed. The action 
of the State Board of Equalization referred to was as 
follows: "Sept. 21,1875.— On motion of Warner, the 
report of the Committee on Assessment of Railroads was 
adopted and is as follows : ' Your Committee on As- 
sessments of railroad property, to whom was recommit- 
ted the report of the assessment of railroad, property as 
made by said committee, beg leave to report that they 
have examined the schedules and statements as furn- 
ished by the various railroad companies, and by the 
Auditor of Public Accounts, and have endeavored as far 
as possible to assess at a just and equitable value the 
tangible property of railroads as provided by law, and 
in order to equalize the same with other assessed prop- 
erty of the State, have made the assessment at 50 per 
cent, of the cash value thereof." 

KespectfuUy submitted. 

S. S. HAYES, Coriiptroller. 
To the Assessors of the North Town, South Town, and West 

Town of Chicago — Gentlemen : Although a time is set 
for parties interested to appear and ask the correction 
of your assessments after they are made, it is never- 
theless time that but few persons do so appear, and it is 
only when the collector calls upon them that com- 
plaints are heard of gross injustice resulting from an 
adherence to the letter of the law in assessments on 
personal property here, when it is widely departed 
from on all kinds of property in other parts of the 
State. 

• I do not claim the right to direct you as to the per- 
fonnance of your duties, but the city of Chicago is so 
largely interested in the certain collection of its taxes, 
which depends greatly in the equality and fairness of- 
the assessments, that I feel justified in making a sug- 
gestion on the subject. 

I am informed that at its last session the State Board 
( if Equalization recognized 50 per cent, of its ordinary 
cash value for taxation throiaghout the State. I would 
therefore suggest that it would be proper for you to 
conform to the action of the State Board, and admit as 
the cash value, for assessments 50 per cent, of the 
ordinary cash value of personal property. 

S. S. HAYES, Comptroller. 

Also a communication from the City Comptroller, 
concerning time for payment of taxes, the rates of un- 
paid taxes, etc., which was ordered jjublished and placed 
on file. 

The following is the communication : 

Chicago, May 22, 1876. 
To th^ Honorable the City Cotmcilof the City of Chicago: 

I submit herewith a series of tables showing the time 
required for the collection of taxes, the amounts of 
appropriations, tax levies, and uncollected taxes for the 
year 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875 and 1876, and the ratio 
of unredeemed tax sales to the whole of the sales, to 
whole of real estate taxes, omitting appeals to the Su- 
preme Court, to the whole real estate taxes and whole 
tax levy ; ratios of total uncollected real estate taxes, 
and to the whole levy ; ratios of uncollected personal 
taxes to whole of personal taxes, and the whole levy ; 
the ratio of the total of all uncollected certificates and 
personal taxes to the whole levy, omitting appeals to 
the Supreme Coui't ; and the ratio of the total uncol- 
lected taxes to the whole levy for each of the years 
1871-72-73-74, on the first day of May, 1876. The actual 
time of collection from the delivery of the warrants 
in four years, four months and twenty days for the 
taxes of 1871; three years and four months and twenty- 
six days for the tftxes of 1872 ; two years and three 
months for the taxes of 1873 ; one year and four 
months and fifteen days for the taxes of 1874, and four 
and a half months for the taxes of 1875. The col- 
lections for the first four years were under the foimer 
defective system ; yet they show a ratio of uncollected 
taxes, exclusive of appeals, of 4.39 per cent, for 1871 ; 
6.71 per cent, for 1872 ; 9.18 per cent, for 1873, and 
18.33 per cent, for 1874. Taking the taxes of 1873 as a 
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collection of 92.80 per cent, of unappealed taxes, 87.86 
per cent, of the entire levy in two years and three 
months from the delivery of the warrants. The large 
amounts appealed in 1874 were exceptional. Under 
the present system of collecting by town and county 
officers with the State and county taxes, much closer 
collections, I think, may be depended on. The decisions 
of the Supreme Court exclude all technical defenses, and 
secure a judgment in almost all cases of delinquency. 
For the taxes now standing on appeals the city holds a 
hen on the property taxed, and the ultimate collections 
may be regarded as certain, even in cases of an adverse 
decision in the present cases. 
Respectfully submitted. 

S. S. HAYES, Comptroller. 






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Ratio of Unredeemed Tax Certificates to Whole of Tax Sales. 

T«v Salos Tnt.i ^ ^^'^'^- 1S^2. 1873. 1874. 

Tax S^l^«' ^Sr^n;"'^ $66,667.54 $4.38,244.27 $541,37.3.67 $535,702.25 

Tax Sales, unredeemed 15,734.85 80,060.89 224089.77 36694493 



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366,944.93 
23.59 18.26 41,39 68.49 

Ratio of Unredeemed Tax Certificates to whole Real Estate Taxes, omiUing Appeals to Supreme Court. 

fcV^'^fi^ T*""' ''''"*^'"^ ^PP^^^' $2,189,650'.22 $3,529,663.12 $4,4.55,714.49 83,692,949.49 

Tax Certificates, unredeemed 15,734.85 80060.89 224089.77 366 9^93 

^^^'° • .72 2.26 5.02 9:93 

Ratio of Unredeemed Tax Certificates to whole Real Estate Taxes, including Appeals to Supreme Court. 

Keal Estate Tax, including appeals $2,192,582.28 $3,580,761.73 $4,727^778.01 $4,63(?986 4^ 

Tax Certificates, unredeemed 15,784.85 80,060.89 224089.77 366W93 

^^*i° .71 2.23 4.74 7.92 

Ratio of Unredeemed Tax Sales to Whole Levy. 

T:.^ 1 <. + , ' IS"^!- 1872. 1873. 1874. 

Tpv S« ,,i" ••■,■ $2,624,961.71 $4,246,748.13 $5,603,560.72 $5,440,059.96 

Tax sales, unredeemed 15,734.85 80,060.89 224 089.77 366 9M93 

**"° .59 1.88 3.99 6 74 



Ratio of Total of Uncollected Real Estate Tacces to Whole of Real Estate Taxes, including Appeals to Supreme 



Court. 



Real estate tax, including appeals $2,192,582.28 $3,580,764.73 $4,727,778.01 $4,630,286.42 

Real estate tax, uncollected 18,666.91 13i;i62..50 496,146.29 130428186 

^^™ .85 3.66 10.49 28;iG 

Ratio of Total Uncollected Real Estate Taxes to Whole Levy. 

Wh«io +0 1 l^"^!- 1872. 1873. 1S74. 

Real P,t«t. f J^ ^^r7•\ ....$2,624,961.71 $4,246,748.13 85,603,.560.72 $5,440,059.96 

Real estate tax uncollected 18,666.91 131,162.50 496,146.29 1304 281 8(k 

^^"" .71 3.08 8.85 23.97 

Ratio of Uncollected Personal Property Taxes to whole of Personal Property Tax. 

X^mTtiTutX-;;;^ $42^^9.43 $66573.40 $87^S.71 $8o5!7?3.54 

^«fL ^^"^ 77,245.90 177,174.89 184,648.54 306 089.42 

^*'° 17.86 26.60 21.08 37.79 

Ratio of Uncollected Personal Properly Taxes to Whole Levy. 

WK 1 4. , 1871. 1872. 1873. . 1^74 

P^i'^.Lff. "^••"iT";-; $2,624,961.71 84,246,748.13 $5,603,560.72 $5,440,059.96 

Personal tax uncollected 77,245.90 177,174.89 184,648.54 306 089 42 

2.94 4.17 3.29 ' 5.'e2 



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Ratio of Total of all Uncollected Certificates and Personal Taxes to Whole Levy, omitting Taxes appealed to 

Supreme Court. 

wv, II •*• , l^'''!- 18'^2. 1873. 1874. 

TV>li t I' T.i*'°L«PPf*^^'-:i \ $2,116,724.98 $3,828,811.06 $4,450,252.20 $3,670,382.67 

lotal uncollected certificates and personal taxes 92,980.75 257,235.78 408,738.31 673 034.35 

^^"0 4.39 6.71 9.18 ' 18^33 

Ratio of Total Uncollected Taxes to Whole Levy. 

m . . X , 1871. 1872. 1873. 1874. 

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Uncollected taxes, total 95,912.81 308,337.39 680,794.83 1610 37128 

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The Clerk presented a communication from John C. 
Richberg, President of the Board of Education, con- 
cerning salaries of Board which was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools, 



The Clerk presented the report of the Gas Inspector 
for the quarter ending May 8, 1876, which was 
Referred t<» the Committee on Gas Lights. 



The City Clerk presented sundry communications 
from city officers, giving lists of employes, their duties 
and salaries, which were ordered to be 

Referred to their appropriate committees. 



The Clerk presented a communication from Martin 
Best, Clerk of the Police Court, appointing Henry 
Best as Deputy Clerk of the North Division Court, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The Olork nrf^Hented a /vimmnnS^^t.-^r. f^^«. *i, n-t, '^^^ G\<iT)x. presented the report of the Fire Marshal 

Ma^LYSveSnTn t'of^Xn^S^S*'" *'"' ""^^ f ^^ ^"'i*"° "^^ '""T'T ^^ t^^, f- P^P-t^^ent 

Referred to the Committee on Police ^'^'JV ^I^^^er ending March 31, 1876, which was 

uni-e. Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

The City Comptroller's statement of receipts and ex- | The Board of Education presented a communication 

penditiiree of the city of Chicago for the montli of relative to extending the lease of R. C. Rounsavell, 

April, 1876, was which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. I Referred to the Committee on Schools. 



May 22,] 



23 



[1876. 



The Clerk presented the report of the Inspectors of 
the House of Correction for the quarter ending March 
31, 1876, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Bridewell. 

The Board of Public Works presented a communi- 
cation concerning the construction of the dome for the 
City Hall, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Public Buildings. 



A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the east side 
of Koble street, from West Division street to North 
avenue. By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Niesen, the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas— Pearsons, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, CuUerton, 
Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, 
Throop, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Swee- 
nej-. Kirk— 28. 

Nays — Boser — 1. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the south 
side of West 12th street, from Lincoln street to Robey 
street. By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Van 
Osdel, the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Fecw— Pearsons, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Cullerton, 
Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, 
Throop, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Swee- 
ney, Kirk— 28. 

Nays — Boser — 1. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the south 
side^ of West Congress street, from Washtenaw avenue 
to <"alifornia avenue. By unanimous consent, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Rawleigh, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

leas— Pearsons, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Cullerton, 
Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, 
Throop, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Swee- 
ney, Kirk— 28. 

Nays — Boser — 1. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both sides of 
Wilmot avenue, from Robey street to Hoyne avenue. 

By unanimous. consent, on motion of Aid. Rawleigh, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Fetw— Peasons, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Cullerton, 
Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, 
Throop, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, 
Sweeney, Kirk— 28. 

Nays — Boser — 1 . 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the west side 
of Vernon avenue from north line of H. Graves' subdi- 
vision to 32d street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Stewart, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Fecw— Pearsons, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Cullerton, 
Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs' 
Throop, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, 
Sweeney, Kirk— 28. 

Nays — Boser — 1. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the west 
side of Wood street from Waubansia avenue to West 
Clybourn place. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Baum- 
garten, th e ordinance was put upon its passage and passed 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Feas— Pearsons, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Cullerton, 
Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, 
Throop, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baum- 



garten, Niesen Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth 
Sweeney, Kirk — 28. ' 

Nays — Boser — 1 . 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the north 
side of Thirty-third street, from Halsted street to 
Stewart avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Sommer 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and passed bv 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Feas— Pearsons, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Cullerton 
Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith Brio-o-s' 
Throop, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth Swee- 
ney, Kirk — 28. 

Nays — Boser — 1. 

ALSO, 
A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the south 
side of Douglas avenue, from Stewart avenue to 
Portland avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Stewart 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and passed bv 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Feas— Pearsons, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Cullerton 
Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Brigo-s' 
Throop, Bawleigh. Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan Bamn- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Swee- 
ney, Kirk— 28." 
Nays — Boser — 1. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the south 
side of Hickory street, from Deering street to Fuller 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Sheridan, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Pearsons, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Cullerton 
Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs' 
Throop, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Swee- 
ney, Kirk— 28. 

JVa2/8— Boser— 1 . 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the south 
side of West Jackson street, from Sacramento street to 
Albany avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Rawleigh, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Feas- Pearsons, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Cullerton, Ker- 
ber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Throop, 
Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, 
Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Sweeney, 
Kirk— 28. 

Nays — Boser — 1.' 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for a sidewalk on the 
north side of West Van Burcn street, from Sacramento 
street to Whipple street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Rawleigh, 
the ordinance was put upon its passege and passed by 
yeas and nays, as follows : 

Feow— Pearsons, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Cullerton, Ker- 
ber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Throop, 
Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, 
Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Sweeney, 
Kirk— 28. 

Nays — Boser — 1 . 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the East 
side of Sacramento street, from West Jackson street to 
West Van Buren street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Rawleigh, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by 
yeas and nays, as follows : 

Fe«.s— Pearsons, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer,Cullerton, Ker- 
ber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Throop, 
Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, 
Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Sweeney, 
Kirk— 28. 

Nays — Boser — 1. 



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A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the east 
side of Whipple street from "West Jackson street to 
West Van Buren street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Rawleigh, 
the ordinance was put upon fts passage and passed by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

rca«— Pearsons, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, CuUerton, 
Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van • Osdel, Smith, Briggs, 
Throop, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, 
Sweeney, Kirk— 28. 

Nays — Boser — 1. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the west 
side of Nassau street from West Jackson street to West 
Van Buren street. »,j „ , . , 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Kawleign, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by 
yeas and nays as follows ; 

Teas— Pearsons, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Cullerton, 
Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, 
Throop, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Banm- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, 
Sweeney, Kirk— 28. 

Nays — Boser — 1. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both sides 
of Francisco street from West Jackson to West Van 
Buren street. . , t. i • i. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Rawleigh, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: .,, . , „^ 

Teas— Pearsons, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Cullerton, 
Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, 
Throop, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, 
Sweeney, Kirk— 28. 

JVa«/s— Boser— 1. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the east 
side of Hermitage avenue, from West Harrison street 
to West Polk street. ..,,-„ , . ,. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Rawleigh, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: .,^ . ,_ m, 

Teas- Pearsons, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommers, Cullerton, 
Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, 
Throop', Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baum- 
garten,'Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Swee- 
ney, Kirk— 28. 

JVaws- Boser— 1. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the north 
side of Meagher street, from Halsted street to Stewart 

avenue. . j, .,, „ 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Sommer, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by 
yeas and nays as follows : .,.,„,, 

Yeas- Pearsons, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Cullerton, 
Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, 
Throop, Rawleigh. Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Swee- 
ney, Kirk— 28. 
Nays— Boser— 1 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both sides 
of Halsted street, from West Madison street to West 
Fourth street. ^ . , , ^,t> ■ 

By unanimous consent, on motion ot Aid. O Brien, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: . , , . , mx. 

Yeas— Pearsons, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Cullerton, 
Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, 
Throop, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Swee- 
ney, Kirk— 28. 

iVrtz/«— Boser— 1. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the west side 
of Sibley street, from West Taylor street to Gilpin place. 



By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Lawler, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas- Pearsons, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Cullerton, 
Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, 
Throop, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan,"Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Swee- 
ney, Kirk— 28. 

Nws — Boser — 1. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the east side 
of Cottage Grove avenue from Thirty-third street to 
Douglas avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Stewart 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas- Pearsons, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Cullerton, 
Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, 
Throop, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Swee- 
ney, Kirk— 28. 

Nays — Boser — 1 . 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the west 
side of Indiana avenue, from Twenty-second street to 
Twenty-fourth street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Aldrich, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas- Pearsons, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Cullerton, 
Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, 
Throop, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Swee- 
ney, Kirk— 28. 

Nays — Boser — 1 . 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for thirteen lamp posts 
on Warren avenue to Pollock street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Rawleigh, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas- Pearsons, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Cullerton, 
Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, 
Throop, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, 
Sweeney, Kirk— 28. 

Nays — Boser — 1 . 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for eight lamp posts on 
Laflin street, from West Polk street, to West Taylor 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. O'Brien, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Feos-Pearsons, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp 
son, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Cullerton, 
Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs 
Throop, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baum 
garten, Nieson, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Swee 
ney. Kirk— 28. 

Nays — Boser — 1. 

ALSO, 
A report and ordinance for four lamp posts on 
Thirteenth place from Blue Island avenue to Waller 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Hildreth, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas- Pearsons, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Cullerton, 
Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Vaa Osdel, Smith, Briggs, 
Throop, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, 
Sweeney, Kirk— 28. 

Nays — Boser — 1. 

ALSO, 
A report and ordinance for four lamp posts on 
Peoria street from West Kinzie street to West Indiana 
street. . 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Smith, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : ,.,„,, 

Feae- Pearsons, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldnch, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Cullerton, 



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Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, 
Throop, Kawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Kyan, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, 
Sweeney, Kirk— 28. 
Nays — Boser — 1. 

ALSO, 

A' report and ordinance for curbing, filling and 
paving Chicago avenue, from North Clark street to 
North Branch of the Chicago Eiver. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Linsen- 
barth, the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas— Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, 
Aldrich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Som- 
mer, Cullerton, Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, 
Smith, Briggs, Throop, Eawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, 
Ryan, Baumgarten, Nie'sen, Waldo, Lengacher, Lin- 
senbarth, Sweeney, Kirk — 28. 

Nays — Boser — 1. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commissioners 
to make estimate for five lamp posts on McGrath street 
from Hoyne avenue to its western terminus. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the report be approved 
and that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make estimate 
for fifteen lamp posts on Bunker street, from Canal 
street to Halsted street. 

Aid. Kerber moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto atttached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 



A report and ordinance establishing sidewalk width 
on Robey street, from West Madison street to West 
Harrison street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Eawleigh, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by 
yeas and nays, as follows : 

Fects— Pearsons, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Cullerton, 
Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, 
Throop, Eawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Eyan, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, 
Sweeney, Kirk — 28. 

Nays — Boser— 1. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

Ordinance, establishing a sidewalk width on Eobey 
street, from West Madison street to West Harrison 
street. 

Be it ordained by the City CovncU of the City of 
Chicago. 

Section 1. That the sidewalk width on Eobey street, 
from West Madison street to West Harrison street, be 
and the same is hereby established at eighteen feet, the 
eight feet adjoining the line of the lots to be used for 
sidewalk purposes, and the ten feet adjoining the road- 
way, to be used as a part for planting trees, shrubbery, 
etc. Provided, however, that this Ordinance shall not 
take effect until the property owners have paid the ex- 
penses of any change of catch basins and curbing 
which may become necessary on account of said pro- 
posed change. 

Section 2. That all ordinances or parts of ordinances 
conflicting with this ordinance be and the same are 
hereby repealed. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND OEDI- 

NANCES. 

Petition of Charles G. Dixon contesting the election 
of Aid. Wheeler from the Thirteenth Ward of the City 
of Chicago. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the petition be referred to a 
Select Committee of five, to be appointed by the Chair. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Chair appointed as such committee Aid. Eyan, 
Stewart, Kirk, Throop and Cullerton. 

Patrick Mun-ay presented a notice of contest of the 
election of Aid. Smith, from the Tenth Ward of the 
City of Chicago. 

Aid. Lengacher moved that the notice of contest be 
referred to the Select Committee of five above named. 

The motion prevailed. 



Petition of Lorenz Maierhofer for permission to 
place a hay scale on Market square was 
Eeferred to Committee on Markets. 

Communication from N. S. Bouton, Amos, Grannis 
and others, offering to build a City Hall, was 
Eeferred to Committee on Public Buildings. 

Aid. Aldrich presented a communication from the 
Grand Jury of Cook County, for the May Term, 1876, 
concerning junk dealers, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

Aid. Aldrich presented a communication from Mrs. 
T. F. Shock concerning junk dealers and pawnbrokers, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

Aid. Gilbert presented a petition for a sewer on South 
Dearborn street from Thirty-third street south, which 
was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition of C. H. Gaubert for permission to construct 
a dock on the lake shore, opposite the Gardner House, 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Wharves and Public 
Grounds. 

Petition of W. F. Furey, for removal of obstructions 
from West Twelfth street, was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
W. D. 

Aid. Kirk presented the petition of the North Chi- 
cago EoUing Mill Company and others, concerning the 
inspection of steam boilers, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Remonstrance of George W. Blair against opening a 
street from Thirty-seventh street to Thirty-eighth 
street, east of Vincennes avenue, was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D. 

Petition of Patrick Cassidy and others concerning 
employment of non-citizens at the House of Correction, 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Bridewell. 

Petition of C. M. Henderson and others, for the reap- 
pointment of D. C. Cregier as Chief Engineer of the 
Water Works, was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water . 

Aid. Thompson presented the petition of H. N. 
Drake for permission to locate a scale oh Twenty-third 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Markets. 

Remonstrance of H. N. Drake and others, against 
side-track of Chicago City Railway on Twenty-third 
street, was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
S. D. 

Aid. Gilbert presented a resolution directing the 
Corporation Counsel to report to this Council the 
amounts paid by the city during the years 1874, 1875 
and 1876 for special legal services, why such services 
were retained, the names of attorneys and amount paid 
to each, how much is unpaid and to whom due, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Cleveland presented an order relative to pav- 
ing the intersections of West Lake street between 
Western avenue and the railroad track, which was 

Eeferred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
W. D. 

.Aid. Cleveland presented an ordinance repealing 
ordinances for opening Artesian avenue and Seymour 
street, which was 

Eeferred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
W. D. 

Aid. Eosenberg presented a resolution directing the 
City Comptroller to pay the city employes out of the 
first money received, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 



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The following in the resolution as adopted : 
Resolved, That the Comptroller of the city be re- 
quested to pay the employes of the city out of the first 
money received. 

Aid. Lawler presented an order relative to paving 
West Polk street, by private contract, to be given J. 
McAdams, which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Stewart presented a resolution directing the 
Board of Public Works to discontinue the employment 
of Sidewalk Inspectors and Water Police, etc., which 
was 

Referred 



the Committee on Police. 



Aid. Cullerton presented an ordinance amending Sec. 
2, Chap. 40, Revised Ordinances, entitled "Pounds," 
which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Smith presented the petition of Henry Sweet 
and others, for removal of track of C. & N. W. R. R. 
from part of Kinzie street illegally occupied by it, 
which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. McAuley presented the petition of Wm. Baker 
for appointment as Bridge Tender, which was 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Pearsons presented an ordinance giving the print- 
ing of Journal of Council to Thos. Bradwell, which was 
ordered 

Published. 

The following is the ordinance : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the GUy of Ghicago: 

Section 1. That the printing of the proceedings of 
the City Council of the City of Chicago be and the 
same is hereby awarded to Thomas Bradwell, at the 
rate of two dollars and seventy-three cents ($2.73) per 
page. Provided that said Thomas Bradwell enter into 
contract with the City of Chicago to furnish said Council 
Proceedings within 48 hours after copy is furnished to 
him by the City Clerk. And provided further, that the 
quality of the paper used by said Thomas Bradwell 
shall be the same and of the same weight as that fur- 
nished by the City Clerk to him as a sample. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force from 
and after its passage. 

Aid. Sommer moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Sommer, O'Brien, Smith, White, Ryan, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher — 9. 

^■a«/s— Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Cullerton, Kerber, Hil- 
dreth, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Throop, Rawleigh, 
Cleveland, Wheeler, Linsenbarth, Sweeney, Boser, 
Kirk— 22. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

FIRE AND WATER. 

The Committee on Fire and Water submitted report 
covering a statement of the cost of repairs for the Fire 
Department, which was laid over and published. 

The following is the report: 

To the Honorable Mayor and Common Council of the 
City of Chicago : Your committee herewith submits 
a statement for the Fire Department for the last four 
years, ending Dec. 31, 1875. The average expense per 
year is $21,000.82, which your committee think en- 
tirely too much for the repairs made, and would state 
that there is a building in the rear of the Water Works, 
with steam engine, boiler engine, lathes, drills, etc., all 
in running order and now running. Your committee 
is fully convinced that with an outlay of $475 for a 
forge, chisels, files, etc., this work can be done for at 
least one-half its present cost. It would be necessary 
to have one blacksmith, one helper, two machinists and 
one wood worker, which would be an expense of $10.75 
per day. 

The Fire Marshal reports that he has from twenty- 
five to thirty good machinists in the department, which 
he could detail and put to work at the repair shops in 
case of a large amount of work to be done quickly, and 
this would cost only the regular firemen's pay. This 
mode of making repairs hab long been requested by the 



Fire Marshal, but for reasons unknown to this com- 
mittee has not been done. Your committee would 
further state that in nearly all large cities the repairs 
for the fire departments are made by the departments, 
and at much less cost than by outside parties. 

Chicago, May 19, 1876. 
To Aid. Jos. A. Kirk, Chairman Gowmittee on Fire and 
Water : 

Sir : In accordance with your request, I herewith 
submit the amount of expenses incurred for repairs to 
the apparatus of the fire department (the fire alarm 
telegraph included) from October 10, 1871, to April 30, 
1876, to wit : 

From Oct. 10,1871 to March 31, 1072 $23,384 46 

" April 1, 1872 " " 31, 1873 18,583 49 

" " 1, 1873 " " 31, 1874 26,333 42 

" " 1, 1874 " Dec. 31, 1875 15,691 93 

" Jan. 1, 1876 " April 30, 1876 4,055 94 



RespectfuUly submitted. $88,059 24 

M. BENNER, Fire Marshal. 
Resolved, That the Fire Marshal be ordered to employ 
one blacksmith, one helper for same, two machinists, 
one wood worker, and have them commence work at 
the machine shop, in the rear of the water works build- 
ing, and that the Marshal be ordered to draw from the 
Fire Department Repair Fund the sum of four hundred 
and seventy-five dollars for tools, together with suffi- 
cient amount to pay the additional help above men- 
tioned, and that all repairs for said department shall be 
under the supervision of the Fire Marshal. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, W. D. 
The Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D., to whom 
was referred a petition for gas on Barber street, sub- 
mitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Lengacher and Sweeney demanded that the 
report be laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Honorable Mayor and City Council : 

Gentlemen : Your Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition of property owners for gas on Barber street, 
between Canal Street and Halsted street, having had 
the same under advisement, respectfully recommend 
the passage of the same and direct the Board of Public 
Works to prepare and send to this Council an ordi- 
nance in accordance with the prayer of the petitioners. 
HENRY KERBER, 
J. BEIDLER, 
FRANK LAWLER, 
S. E. CLEVELAND, 
A. H. SMITH. 
JOHN BAUMGARTEN. 

POLICE. 

The Committee on Police, to whom was referred that 
portion of the Mayor's message pertaining to reorgan- 
ization of the Police Force, submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Cullerton and Lengacher demanded that the 
report be laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the GUy of Chicago 
in Common Council Assembled : Your Com- 
mittee on Police, to whom was referred that portion of 
the Mayor's message pertaining to the reorganization 
of the police, having had the same under advisement, 
respectfully report that the reorganization should be 
prompt and thorough; that there is no necessity of con- 
tinuing longer the olfice of Marshal; that a general re- 
duction in salaries should be made ; that the number 
of officers and men may be reduced without detriment 
to the city, and advise that the pay of Police Justices 
and Clerks be reduced, and that your committee would 
respectfully recommend the adoption of the ordinance 
herewith presented : 

ORDINANCK. 

Be it ordained by the City Ooundl of the City of 
Chicago. 

Section 1. That the oifice of City Marshal, created 
by an ordinance passed June 28, 1875, be and the same 
is hereby abolished, the same to take eft'ect at such time 
as directed by law. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in foixe from and after 
its passage. 

The committee also submitted the following : 

Resolved, That the Council order the City Attorney to 
examine into the powers of the Council to reduce the 



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salaries and the number of the employes and officers of 
the fire department, and repoit the same forthwith to 
the chairman of the Committee on Police, and that he 
report to the Council. 

JOHN J. McAULEY, 1 

FRANK NIESEN, 1 

JAMES H. GILBERT, y Committee. 

JAMES A. KIRK, I 

E. E. CULLERTON, J 

Aid. Cnllerton moved that the Committee on Public 
Buildings be instructed to report on all matters in their 
hands concerning the erection of a City Hall in two 
weeks from this evening. 



The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Van Osdel presented a resolution directing the 
Board of Public Works to renovate and put in repair 
the rooms in the City Hall known as the Mayor's Office, 
and to give the keys of the same to the City Clerk, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Public Buildings. 

ADJOUENMENT. 

Aid. Rawleigli moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion prevailed and the Council stood adjourned. 
CASPAR BUTZ, 

aty Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL 



REGULAR MEETING. 



2^a,3r 23tla., 13'7'e. 



OFFICIAL KECORD. 

Present — Aids. Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosen- 
berg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sberidan, 
Sommer, CuUerton, Kerber, Hildreth, O'Brien, Lawler, 
Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, White, Briggs, Throop, 
Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, 
Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Murphy, 
Sweeney, Boser, Kirk and His Honor, the Mayor. 

Absent — Aids. Lodding and McCrea. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Thompson moved to amend the minutes of the 
regular meeting had May 22d, by striking out after the 
words " Rule 41 " the words " the standing committees 
of the council shall be appointed by the presiding offi- 
cer annually upon entering upon the duties of his of- 
fice ; and the first person named on said committee 
shall be chairman thereof." 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to further amend said minutes 
by striking out the words " Corporation Counsel " in 
the paragraph concerning employment of extra legal 
services, etc., and inserting in lieu thereof the word 
"Comptroller;" also by striking out the word -'fire " 
in the resolution submitted by the Committee on Po- 
lice and inserting the word " police " in lieu thereof. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Aldrich moved that the minutes as amended be 
approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Throop moved to amend the rules by providing 
that the meetings of the City Council be held each 
Monday at 3 o'clock P. M., instead of 7:30 o'clock P, M. 
After debate. Aid. Throop moved that the subject mat- 
ter be referred to the Committee on Judiciary with in- 
structions to prepare an ordinance providing that 
Council meetings be held every Monday afternoon. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 
The Board of Public Works presented a report and 
ordinance for curbing, filling and paving Chicago av- 



enue in front of sundry lots from North Clark street to 
North Branch of Chicago river. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Lengacher, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by 
yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Sheridan, Sommer, Cullerton, Kerber, Hil- 
dreth, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, 
Briggs, Bawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Murphv, Swee- 
ney.— 21. 

Nays — Pearsons, McAuley, Rosenberg, Aldrich, 
Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Throop, Linsenbarth, Bo- 
ser, Kirk. — 11. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, filling, grading 
and paving Hoyne avenue from Madison street to West 
Harrison street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Lengach- 
er, the ordinance was put upon its passage and passed 
by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Sheridan, Sommer, Cullerton, Kerber, Hil- 
dreth, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, 
Briggs, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney. 
—21. 

Nays — Pearsons, McAuley, Rosenberg, Aldrich, 
Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Throop, Linsenbarth, Bo- 
ser, Kirk. — 11. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for four lamp posts on Honore 
street from West Congress street to West Harrison 
street. 

By unanimous consent, oq motion of Aid. Raw- 
leigh, the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
IJdssed by yeas and nays, as follows: 

Yeas — Sheridan, Sommer, Cullerton, Kerber, Hil- 
dreth, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, 
Briggs, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Murphy, Swee- 
ney— 21. 

Nays — Pearsons, McAuley, Rosenberg, Aldrich, 
Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Throop, Linsenbarth, 
Boser. Kirk— 21. 



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The Clerk presented the report of the Commissioners 
to make estimate for eight lamp posts on Laflin street, 
from West Polk street to West Taylor street. 

Aid. O'Brien moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 



The report of the Commissioners to make estimate for 
lour lamp posts on Thirteenth place, trom Blue Island 
avenue to Waller street. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the report be approved, 
and that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 



The report of the Commissioners to make estimate for 
lour lamp posts on Peoria street, from West Kinzie 
street to W est Indiana street. 

Aid. White moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 



The report of the Commissioners to make estimate for 
thirteen lamp posts on Warren avenue, from Western 
avenue to Pollock street. 

Aid. Cleveland moved that the report be approved, 
and that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 



A report and ordinance repealing ordinance for widen- 
ing Farrell street, from Archer avenue to Thii-ty-First 
street, vrhich was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

Aid. White called for the special order, the order pro- 
viding for the paving of Fulton street by private con- 
tract. 

Aid. Smith moved to amend the order by adding a 
proviso that the street shall not be paved until sixty 
days after a new water main shall have been laid on 
said street. 

Aid. White accepted the amendment. 

Aid. Thompson moved to further amend the order by 
striking out the words "including the intersections, 
and be it further ordered that the Board of Public 
Works be and they are hereby directed to enter into a 
contract with the said James G. McBean to curb, grade 
and pave the intersections at a price not to exceed that 
paid by the property owners," and iiiserting in lieu 
thereof the words, " and be it further ordered that the 
paving of the intersections of said street between said 
points be let by contract to the lowest responsible 
bidder." 

Aid. White accepted the amendment, and moved that 
the order as amended be passed. 

Aid. Smith demanded the yeas and nays, and the 
order was passed by the following vote : 

Yeas — Rosenberg, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sher- 
idan, Sommer, CuUerton, Kerber, Hildreth, O'Brien, 
Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, White, Briggs, 
Throop, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Mur- 
phy, Sweeney, Kirk — 29. 

Nays — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Aldrich, Boser — 5. 

The following is the order as passed : 

WHEREA^<, seven-eighths of the property owners on 
Fulton street, between the east line of Ada street and 
the west line of Sangamon street, have signed a con- 
tract with James G. McBean for the curbing, grading 
and paving of Fulton street between the above points, 
therefore be it 

Ordered: That the Board of Public Works be and 
they are hereby directed to issue a permit to James G. 
McBean to curb, grade and pave Fulton street between 
the east line of Ada street and the west line of Sanga- 
mon street ; and be it further ordered, that the paving of 
the intersections of said street between said points be 
let by contract to the lowest responsible bidder ; and be 
it further ordered, that the Board of Public Works be 
and they are hereby directed to make an assessment 
upon the property not represented in the said contract, 
and pay the same to the said James G. McBean, when 
collected from the property owners ; all costs of engi- 



neering and inspecting to be paid by the contractor; 
Provided : that the said street shall not be paved until 
sixty days after a new water main shall have been laid 
on said street. 

The Clerk presented a communication signed " S. S. 
Hayes, City Comptroller," concerning the finances of 
the city. 

Aid. Thompson moved that it be referred to the Com- 
mittee on Finance. 

Aid. CuUerton moved to refer "to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 

Aid. Gilbert moved as a substitute, that the commun- 
ication be not received. 

Aid. Sommer called for the previous question, and 
the call was suslajned by yeas and nays, as follows: 

Yeas — Aldrich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheri- 
dan, Sommer, Culleiton. Kerber, Hildreth, Lawlfr, 
Beidler, Yan Osdel, Smith, Briggs; Throop, Mawleigh, 
Cleveland, Wheeler, Baumgarten, Mesen, Waldo, Len- 
gacher, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney. Boser, Kirk 
—27. 

Nays — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, 
O'Brien— 5. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. Gil- 
bert, that the communication be not received, it was 
carried by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Feas— Pearsons, McAulej', Ballard, Rosenberg, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Sheridan, CuUerton, Kerber, Lawler, 
Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Rawleigh, Cleve- 
land, Baumgarten, Waldo, Boser, Kirk — 20. 

Nays — Aldrich, Thompson, Sommer, Hildreth,0'Brieii, 
White, Throop, Ryan, Niesen, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, 
Murphy, Sweeney — 13. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of R. P. Der- 
ickson, City Comptroller, which, on motion of Aid. 
White, was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Throop presented a communication from the 
Board of Public Works, covering an ordinance for the 
vacation of Webster place from West Washington 
street to Ada street, and moved the passage of the 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, CuUerton, 
Kerber, Hildrfeth, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, 
Smith, White, Briggs, Throop, Rawleigh, Cleveland, 
Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Len- 
gacher, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk, 
—33. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance, as passed : 

AU ORPINAACE 

For the vacation of Webster place. 

Be it ordained, by the City Council of the city of Chicago : 
Section 1. That W^ebster place from West Washing- 
ton street to Ada street, as shown in the plat hereto 
attached, be and the same is hereby vacated and closed. 
Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ORDI- 
NANCES. 

Aid. Lengacher presented a resolution direcUng that 
the city offices be closed on Decoration Day, Tuesday, 
May 30. 

Aid. Sheridan presented an order on the same sub- 
ject and moved its adoption as a substitute for that 
offered by Aid. Lengacher. 

Aid. Lengacher accepted the substitute and moved 
its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the heads of all departments of the 
city government be and they are hereby directed to 
close their respective offices to-morrow, (if by so doing 
they will not interfere with the public wellare,j so ai 
to enable their employes to participate in the ceremony 
of decorating the graves of the patriot soldiers who 
died while defending the life of their country. 

The Clerk presented a communication from his 
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Margaret Smith, Walter Cuddyhey and Alice Butler, 
from the House of Correction 

Aid. Sheridan moved that the communication be 
placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hildreth presented a preamble and resolution 
concerning sile of certain city property, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Petition of T heron Pardee for appointment as City 
Collector was 
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Communication from Aid. Niesen relative to con- 
strncting a sewer on North Halsted street from Willow 
street to FuUerton avenue, was 

ileferred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition of Otto A. Schulz and others, for a sidewalk 
on 39th street from Cottage Grove avenue to State 
street, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition of H. Witbeck and others, for opening of 
Fisk street through to the river, was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Throop presented an order concerning cleaning 
streets and alleys, which was 

Referred to Joint Committee on Streets and Alleys of 
the three divisions. 

Aid. Sheridan presented a preamble and resolution 
relative to approving appointments made by Mayor 
Hoyne,' which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
that portion of the Mayor's Message concerning city 
finances, submitted a report recommending the passage 
of accompanying resolutions. 

Aid. Cull erton moved that the resolutions be adopted 
and on his motion called for the previous question. 

The question being, " Shall the main question be 
now put?" Aid. Sommer demanded the yeas and nays, 
and the main question was ordered by the following 
vote: 

Teas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Al- 
diich,Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, CuUerton, 
Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, 
Throop, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Mur- 
phy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 30. 

Nays — Sommer, Hildreth, O'Brien, White — i. 

The question then being on the adoption of the reso- 
lution. Aid. Hildreth demanded the yeas and nays, 
and the resolutions were adopted by the following 
vote : 

Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aid- 
rich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Cullerton, 
Kerber, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, "Van Osdel, Smith, 
Briggs, Throop, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, Linsenbarth, Boser, Kirk — 26. 

Nays — Sommer, Hildreth, O'Brien, Ryan, Lengacher, 
Murphy, Sweeney — 7. 

Excused— White, 1. 

The following are the resolutions as adopted : 

Wherkas, There are certificates of indebtedness now 
oxitstanding against the city and soon to become due 
for the payment of which there are no immediate cash 
means available, now for the pui-pose of defining the 
position of the City Government in reference thereto, 
and to provide for the payment thereof, be it. 

Resolred, That we recognize the obligation of this 
city to pay all outstanding certificates issued against 
the appropriations of former years, upon' which money 
has been loaned and charged to the credit of the city 
upon the Comptroller's books. And that for the pur- 
pose of retiring said certificates we do hereby pledge 
all taxes now remaining uncollected of the taxes of the 
years 1872, '73, and '74, as well as the taxes levied for 
the year 1875, except so much thereof as may be re- 
quired to pay the accruing interest upon the funded 



debt of the city up to the 1st of January, 1877, amount- 
ing to about $936,000; and also except suflRcient to 
pay all arrears of wages and salaries up to April 1st. 
1876. 

Resolved further, That all said taxes shall bo collect- 
ed as speedily as may be, and set apart in the Treasury 
as a separate fund to draw against for that purpose ; 
and that annually, or oftener, the Comptroller shall 
pay out to each certificate holder his pro rata share of 
said fund so held and collected, until all said certificate 
indebtedness be paid with interest ; and that in case of 
any deficit or balance remaining uncollected or un- 
paid at the end of three years from the date hereof, 
such balance shall be paid out of the Treasury from 
such sum as may be raised and appropriated for that 
purpose. 

Resolved fiirther, That in order to specifically vali- 
date all said certificates, and schedule and classify 
them on the Comptroller's books, the Comptroller 
shall prepare a suitable stamp or device, and stamp 
each of said certificates ; and that the holders thereof 
be required to present the same, and that the words 
and figures be stamped thereon, payable out of the tax- 
es of '72, '73, '74 and '75, and on or before the first day 
of June, 1879 ; provided that in all cases the interest 
on such certificates shall be paid out of said fund semi- 
annually; and provided further that all said certifi- 
cates shall be receivable by the city in payment of the 
back taxes of the said years, after sufficient money has 
been received for the payment of employes and inter- 
est, as above provided. 

Besolved, That the Comptroller (or City Clerk) of 
this city be requested to at once call in all of said cer- 
tificates now outstanding, and that the holders of 
the same be requested to extend the time of payment 
of the same for a period of one, two and three years, 
and that on presentation of the same said Comptroller 
(or City Clerk) be authorized to endorse on them a 
proper endorsement, agreeing to pay the same in one, 
two and three years, with interest at 7 per cent, paya- 
ble semi-annually ; and further, that the said Comp- 
troller (or City Clerk) shall take immediate steps to as- 
certain whether the holders of the certificates matur- 
ing on the first day of June next, or any time thereaf- 
ter, will consent to the arrangement, and if they will 
not, then that the bankers and business men of this 
city be requested to subscribe a suificient amount of 
money to pay and take up said certificates so maturing 
on or about the first day of June, and that said certifi- 
cates be then endorsed in the same way and manner 
above set forth, and made payable in one, two and 
three years, with interest at 7 per cent, payable semi- 
annually, and transferred to said parties, which certifi- 
cates shall be receivable by the city for all back taxes, 
except as above provided. 

FIRE AND WATER. 

The Committee on Fire and Water, to whom was 
referred a petition for the re-appointment of D. C. Cre- 
gier, as Siiperintendent of the Water Works, submitted 
a report thereon. 

Aids. Ryan and Hildreth demanded that the report 
be laid over and published. 

The follovrtng is the report : 
To the Mayor and Common Council of the City of Chicago: 

Your Committee, to whom was referred the petition 
of C. P. Kellogg, John V. Farwell & Co., C. M. Hender- 
son & Co., Rumsey Bros. & Co., and many others of our 
best citizens and largest taxpayers, would respectfully 
report that we have given the matter careful consider- 
ation, and believing that the gentlemen and firms sign- 
ing said petition are entitled to have their prayer 
favorably considered, we further report that we have 
conferred with many citizens. That Mr. Cregier, dur- 
ing his service of twenty-three years, has faithfully 
performed his duty, and that no charge has ever been 
made which affects his character as to competency, or 
his integrity. Your Committee find that Mr. Traut- 
man, formerly an assistant at the Works, is now in 
charge ; although an honest, faithful man in the duties 
of an assistant engineer, yet your Committee are of the 
opinion that he does not possess the executive ability or 
the willingness to continue at the head of so responsible 
a position. In view of the above facts we would recom- 
mend that the prayer of the petitioners be granted, and 
that Mr. D. C. Cregier be and is hereby reinstated as 



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Chief Engineer of the pumping department of the 
Water Works of this city. 
The petition referred to is hereby submitted. 
JAMES A. KIRK, 
S. E. CLEVELAND, 
JOHN M. VAN OSDEL, 
A. BALLARD, 
Committee on Eire and Water. 

SCHOOLS. 

The Committee on Schools to whom was referred a 
communication from the Board of Education concern- 
ing sale of certain lands in Sec. 21, 37, 14, submitted a 
report recommending that the sale be confirmed. 

Aids. Ryan and Sweeney demanded that the report 
be laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in City 

Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom was referred a 
communication from the Board of Education concern- 
ing the sale of the E. ^, SW. ^^, and W. >^ SE. %, and 
E. 31 acres of E. }4 SE. %, all in section 21, T. 37 N., R. 
14 E., to Thomas Scanlan and Sylvester Hand, having 
had the same under advisement respectfully report and 
recommend that the said property be sold to said Scan- 
lan and Hand, according to the terms specified in the 
report of the Committee on School Fund property to 
1he Board of Education Dec. 31, 1875, and also recom- 
mend the adoption of the following resolution : 

Resolved, That the City Council of the City of Chicago 
concur in the sale of the east half of the southwest 
quarter and west half of the southeast quarter and 
east thirty-one acres of east half of southeast quarter 
all in section twenty-one, T. 37, N. R. 14 E. of 3rd P, 
M to Thomas Scanlan and Sylvester Hand, according 
to the terms adopted by the Board of Education of the 
city of Chicago, December 31, 1875, and that the Mayor 
and Comptroller of the city of Chicago be directed to 
execute and deliver to said Thomas Scanlan and Syl- 
vester Hand, a deed to said premises accordingly. 
S. E. CLEVELAND, 
J. B. BRIGGS, 

E. LINSENBARTH, 
JOHN M. VAN OSDEL, 
J. W. STEWART, 

Committee on Schools. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred a commu- 
nication from the Board of Education, relative to lease 
of R. C. Rounsavell, submitted a report recommending 
that said lease be canceled. 

Aid. Sweeney and Ryan demanded that the report be 
laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled; 

Tour Committee on Schools to whom was referred a 
communication from the Board of Education, concern- 
ing extension of lease to R. C. Rounsavell, having had 
the same imder advisement, respectfully report and 
recommend the passage of the following resolution : 

Resolved, That the consent of the Council be and is 
hereby given for the cancellation of the lease of the 
premises known as No. 146 State street. 

S. E. CLEVELAND, 
J. B. BRIGGS, 

F. LINSENBARTH, 
JOHN M. VAN OSDEL, 
J. W. STEWART, 

Committee on Schools. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, S. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D., to whom 
was referred a resolution relative to repair of Polk 
street, submitted a report recommending the adoption 
of an accompanying resolution. 

Aid. Sweeney and Ryan demanded that the report be 
laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 

City Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D., to whom 
was referred a resolution directing the Board of Public 
Works to rebuild certain walls on Polk street, having 
h«d the same under advisement, rfspectfully report: 
That your Committee find that Polk street, between 



Fifth avenue and the bridge, is in a very bad condition, 
and needs immediate attention. 

We recommend the passage of the following order : 
Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be and are 
hereby directed to notify the owners of the property 
fronting on Polk street, between the west line of Fifth 
avenue and Polk Street bridge, to repair the curb- 
walls in front of their property, and raise them to the 
grade of said street between said points : and be it fur- 
ther ordered, that said Board put said street in good 
order from Fifth avenue to bridge. 
Respectfully submitted, 

JAMBS H. GILBERT, 
ADDISON BALLARD, 
WM. ALDRICH, 
MARK SHERIDAN, 
D. K. PEARSONS, 

Committee. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, N. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, N . D., to whom 
was referred an order concerning the paving of Sedg- 
wick street by private contract, submitted a report 
recommending that the order be passed. 

Aid. Ryan and White demanded that the report be 
laid over and published. 

The following is the report ; 
To the Mayor of the City of Chicago, in City Council 

assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D., to 
whom was referred an ox'der permitting J. V. McAdam 
to pave Sedgwick street by private contract, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, respectfully 
report : That we recommend that the order be 



A. W. WALDO, 
DAVID MURPHY, 
JACOB BOSER, 
J. LENGACHER, 

Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, W. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D., to 
whom was referred an ordinance repealing ordinances 
for opening Artesian avenue and Seymour street, sub- 
mitted a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Wheeler and Ryan demanded that the report be 
laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in City 
Council assembled : 

Y'our Committee on Streets and Alleys, West Di- 
vision, to whom was referred an ordinance repealing 
ordinances fir opening Artesian avenue and Seymour 
street, having had the same under advisement, respect- 
fully report, and recommend the passage of the ordi- 
nance. S. E. CLEVELAND, 
A. H. SMITH, 
J. T. RAWLEIGH, 
A. G. THROOP, 
JOHN BAUMGARTEN, 
FRANK LAWLER, 
J. BEIDLER, 
HENRY KERBER, 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 
The following is the order : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Sec. 1. That the ordinance for opening or extending 
Seymour street through to West Lake street, passed by 
the Council March 6th, 1876, be and the same is hereby 
repealed. 

Sec. 2. That the ordinance for opening or extending 
Artesian avenue through to West Lake street, passed 
by this Council March 6th, 1876, be and the same is 
hereby repealed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee to whom was refened an order 
relative to paving West Lake street by private contract 
submitted a report recommending its passage. 

Aids. Sweeney and Murphy demanded that the re- 
port be laid over and published. 

The following is the report: 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago, in 
the City Council assembled. : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, West Division, 
to whom was referred an order to pave the intersec- 
tions of West Lake street from Western avenue to the 



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railroad track, haviag had the same under advisement, 
respectfully report and recommend the passage of the 
order. 

S. E. CLEVELAND, 
J. T. RAWLEIGH, 
A. H. SMITH, 
A. G. THROOP, 
JOHN BAUMGARTEN, 
FRANK LAWLER, 
J. BEIDLER, 
HENRY KERBER, 
Committee on Streets and Allej's, West Division. 
The following is the order: 

Whereas, Over seven-eighths of the owners of the 
property on West Lake street, between Western av- 
enue and the railroad track, have signed a contract 
with DeGolyer & Co. for the paving of the street. 

Ordered, That the Boai-d of Public Works grant a 
permit for said improvement, and also advertise for 
proposals for paving the intersections and in front of 
the lots not represented by said contract ; the paving 
to be of the same kind as contracted for by the owners 
of property represented in their contracts. 

ALSO, 

The same committee to whom was referred the petition 
of Henry Sweet and others for removal of railroad 
tracks from West Kinzie street submitted a report rec- 
ommending that the petition be placed on file. 

Aid. White moved to concur in the report. 

The'motion prevailed. 

POLICE. 

The Committee on Police to whom was referred a 
resolution concerning Sidewalk Inspectors, submitted a 
report recommending its adoption. 

Aid. Hildreth and White demanded that the report 
be laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled : 

Tour Committee on Police, to whom was referred 
the resolution of Aid. Stewart directing the Board of 
Public Works to discontinue the employment of all 
Sidewalk Inspectors and Water Police, if any are now 
in the employ of the city, having had the same under 
advisement, respectfully report that we fully recom- 
mend its adoption and believe action should be prompt, 



that all payments to these oflBcers may close with the 
present month. 

The police force can and should perform the duties of 
SideAvalk Inspectors. 

JOHN T. McAULEY, 
E. F. CULLERTON, 
FRANK NIESEN, 
JAMES H. GILBERT, 
JAMES A. KIRK, 

Committee. 
The following is the resolution : 
Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be in- 
structed to discontinue the employment of all Sidewalk 
Inspectors and Water Police, if any, and that the duties 
required of said employes be perfoi-med by the police 
under the direction of the proper departments. 

ALSO, 

The same committee to whom was referred a report 
from the City Marshal, of saloons in the city, submitted 
a report recommending a strict enforcement of the or- 
dinances concerning saloon licenses. 

Aid. McAuley moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee to whom was referred a communi- 
cation from His Honor the Mayor announcing the re- 
moval of R. E. Goodell, City Marshal, submitted a re- 
port recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. McAuley moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed, 

SELECT COMMITTEE. 

Aid. Ryan, Chairman of the Select Committee, to 
whom was referred the petition of Patrick Murray, 
contesting the election of Aid. Smith, submitted a re- 
port recommending that the petition be placed on file. 

Aid. Ryan moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

AD.JOURNMENT. 
Aid, Lawler moved that the Council do now adjourn. 
The resolution prevailed and the Council stood ad- 
journed. 

CASPAR BUTZ, 

City Clerk. 



May 31,1 



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CITY COUNCIL 



SPECIAL MEETIE^G. 



3ivd:a.37- 31.st, lOTe, 



OFFICIAL BECOKD. 

Present — Aldermen McAuley, Ballard, Kosenberg, 
Aldrich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Culler- 
ton, Hildreth, Lawler, JBeidler, Van Osdel, Smith, 
\\'hite, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Kawleigh, Cleveland, 
W hfteler, Kyan, Baumgarten, Nieseu, Waldo, Murphy, 
Sweeney, Boser, Kirk, and His Honor the Mayor. 

Absent — Aldermen Pearsons, Sommer, Lodding, 
Kerber, O'Brien, Lengacher and Linsenbarth. 

CALL. 

The Clerk read the following call for the meeting : 
(JUy Clerk: 

Will please call a special Meeting of the City Coun- 
cil for Wednesday, 31st May, at 3 P. M., to receive and 
take action upon the official bond of the Comptroller 
and the report of the Committee on Judiciary thereon, 
together with the consideration of unfinished business. 
E. F. CULLERTON. 
JOHN L. THOMPSON. 
JAMES H. GILBERT. 

Aid. Thompson presented a resolution fixing the 
penal sum of the CompttoUer's bond at $100, OOU, and 
moved its adoption. 

Aid. CuUerton demanded the yeas and nays, and the 
resolution was adopted by the following vote : 

Yeas — McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Sheridan, CuUerton, Lawler, Beidler, Van 
Osdel, Smith, Briggs, McCrea, Kawleigh. Waldo, Mur- 
phy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 20. 

Aa^« — Xone. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the penal sum in the bond of Rich- 
ard P. Derickson, City Comptroller, be fixed at one 
hundred thousand dollars (§100,000). 

Aid. Thompson, of the Committee on Judiciary, to 
whom was referred the official bond of R. P. Derickson, 
City Comptroller, submitted a report recommending 
that the bond be approved. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the report and 
approve the bond. 



Aid. CuUerton demanded the yeas and nays, and the 
report was concurred in and the bond approved by the 
following vote : 

Yeas — McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Sheridan, CuUerton, Lawler, Beidler, Van 
Osdel, Smith, Briggs, McCrea, Rawleigh, Wheeler, 
Baumgarten, Waldo, Boser, Kirk— 20. 

Nays — Mesen, Murphy, Sweeney— 3. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Report of Committee on Police on portion of Mayor's 
message concerning police, laid over and published 
May 22, 1876. 

Aid. CuUerton moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance abolishing the office of City Mar- 
shal. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Sheridan, CuUerton, Lawler, Beidler, Van 
Osdel, Smith, Briggs, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, 
Wheeler, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Boser, Kirk 
—22. 

Yeas — Murphy, Sweeney — 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

ORDINANCE. 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That the office of City Marshal, created 
by an ordinance passed June 28, 1875, be and the same 
is hereby abolished, the same to take effect at such 
time as directed by law. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Aid. Gilbert moved that the resolution recommended 
by the Committee be adopted. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution : 

Resolved, That the Council order the City Attorney 
to examine into the powers of the Council to reduce 
the salaries and the number of the employes and offi- 
cers of the Police Department, and report the same 
forthwith to the Chairman of the Committee on Police 
and that he report to the Council. 



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Eeport of Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D., 
on patition of citizens, for gas on Barber street, laid 
over and published May 22, 1876. 

Aid. Sheridan moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Eeport of Committ«e on Fire and Water on repairs 
made for Fire Department, laid over and published 
May 22, 1876. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to concur in the report and adopt 
the resolution recommended by the Committee. 

Aid. Sheridan demanded the yeas and nays, and the 
resolution was adopted by the following vote : 

Yeas — McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Cullerton, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, 
Smith, Briggs, McCrea, Bawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, 
Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Murphy, Sweeney, 
Boser, Kirk— 24. 

Nays — Sheridan — 1. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Fire Marshal be ordered to em- 
ploy one blacksmith, one helper for same, two machin- 



ists, one wood worker, and have them commence work 
at the machine shop in the rear cf the water works 
building, and that the Marshal be ordered to draw from 
the Fire Department repair fund the sum of four hun- 
dred and sevenly-five dollars for tools, together with 
suflBcient amount to pay the additional help above 
mentioned; and that all repairs for said department 
shall be under the supervisiop of the Fire Marshal. 

An ordinance authorizing contract with Thomas 
Bradwell for printing journal of the Council, laid over 
and published May 22, 1876, was, on motion of Aid. 
Cullerton, 

Referred to the Committee on Printing. 

ADJOURNMENT. 
Aid. Cullerton moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion prevailed, and the Council stood ad- 
journed. 

CASPAR BUTZ, 

City Cleric. 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING 



T-ane Stli, ISTS. 



Present — Aldermen Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Ro- 
senberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, 
Somraer, Cullerton, Kerbei-, Hildreth, O'Brien, Lawler, 
Beidler, Yan Osdel, Smith, White, Briggs, Throop, 
McCrea, Kawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Eyan, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, 
Murjjhy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk, and His Honor the 
Mayor. 

Absent — Alderman Lodding. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the minutes of the reg- 
ular meeting held May 29 be amended by striking 
the name of Aid. McAuley from the votes on the adop- 
tion of certain resolutions submitted by the Committee 
on Finance, he not having voted on said resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. McAuley moved that the minutes of the regular 
meeting held May 29, as amended, and those of the 
special meeting held May 31, be approved without be- 
ing read. 

Aid. Piyan moved as an amendment that the min- 
utes be not approved. 

The motion was lost. 

The question then being on the motion to approve 
the minutes, it was 

Carried. 

EEPOETS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
from his Honor the Mayor : 

Mayor's Office, June 5, 1876. 
To the Honorable the Gihj Council of the City of Chicago : 

Gentlemen : I hereby approve of the ordinance 
passed by your honorable body on the 31st day of May, 
1876, entitled "An ordinance abolishing the office of 
City Marshal." I have also this day removed R. E. 
Goodell from said ofBce, and for the reason that, as 
your honorable body have deemed it to be for the in- 
terests of the city to abolish said office, and have passed 
an ordinance to that effect, which is hereby approved 
by me, and inasmuch as said ordinance, under the 
charter, cannot take effect until the end of the present 



fiscal year, I know of no good reason why such officer 
should be continued on the pay rolls of said city, and I 
have therefore removed him from said office. 
Respectfully, 

H. D. COLYIN, Mayor. 

Aid. McCrea moved that the communication be ac- 
cepted and placed on file. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Mayor's Office, June 5, 1876. 
To the Honorable the City Council of the City of Chicago : 

Gentlemen : By virtue of the power and authority 
vested in me by law, I have this day removed Messrs. 
Redmond Prindiville, J. K. Thompson and Louis Wahl 
respectively from the office of Commissioners of the 
Board of Public Works, and have appointed E. S. Ches- 
brough, Esq., to discharge the duties of these said re- 
spective officials, until a successor to said office shall 
have been appointed and qualified, or said officers re- 
stored to their .several offices according to law. 

My reason for said removal is that, in my opinion, the 
duties of said Board can be better and more satisfac- 
torily performed by one person than by three. I would 
therefore recommend to your honorable body that an 
ordinance be passed whereby the duties of said Board 
shall be required to be performed by one person and 
the expense of said department thereby reduced. 
Respectfully, 

H. D. COLYIN, Mayor. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the communication be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The Chair ordered the communication to be referred. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the action of His Honor 
the Mayor, in the removal of Mr. Prindiville, Mr. Wahl 
and Mr. Thompson of the Board of Public Works, be 
not concurred in. 

Aid, Hildreth demanded that the motion of Aid. Cul- 
lerton be reduced to wriiing, which was done. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that Aid. Cullerton's motion be 
referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 



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The Chair ruled that the motion must be referred 
under Kule 46. 

Aid. Cullerton appealed from the decision of the 
Chair. 

After debate, Aid. Cullerton called for the previous 
question and the call was sustained, by yeas and nays, 
as follows : 

FecM — Pearsons, McAulej', Ballard, Rosenberg, Al- 
drich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, 
Cullerton, Kerber, Hildreth, Lawler, Beidler, Van Os- 
del, Smith, Briggs, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, 
Wheeler, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo. Lengacher, Lin- 
senbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 31. 

Nays — O'Brien, White, Throop, Ryan — 4. 

The question then being, "Shall the Chair be sus- 
tained?" Aid. Hildreth demanded the yeas and nays 
and the Council refused to sustain the Chair, by the fol- 
lowing vote : 

Ferts— Hildreth, O'Brien, White, Throop, Ryan, Nie- 
sen, Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney — 9., 

Nays — Pearsons, MoAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Al- 
drich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan. Sommer, 
Cullerton, Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, 
Briggs, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Baum- 
garten, Waldo, Linsenbarth, Boser, Kirk — 26. 

The questi(m then being on the motion of Aid. Cul- 
lerton that the action of His Honor the Mayor, in the 
removal of Mr. Prindiville, Mr. Wahl and Mr. Thomp- 
son of the Board of Public Works, be not concurred in, 
Aid. Hildreth demanded the yeas and nays, and the mo- 
tion of Aid. Cullerton prevailed by the following vote : 

Yeas— McAulfy, Aldrich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, 
Sheridan, Sommer, Cullerton, Kerber, O'Brien, Lawler, 
Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleve- 
land, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, 
Lensracher, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney. Boser, 
Kirk— 28. 

A^ai/s— Pearsons, Ballard, Rosenberg, Hildreth, White, 
Throop— 6. 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Mayor's Office, Chicago, June 5, 1876. 
To the Honorable the City Council of the City of Chiaago : 

Gentlemen : I herewith return to you without my 
approval the resolution passed by your honorable body 
on the 31st day of May, 1876, and said resolution is as 
follows, to wit : 

Resolved, That the penal sum in the bond of Rich- 
ard P. Derickson, City Comptroller, be fixed at one 
hundred thousand dollars (Si 00,000). 

My reasons for disapproving of said resolution are, 

1. That the Hon. S. S. Hayes is now, and has been 
for more th-^n two years last past, the City Comptroller 
of the City of Chicago, and no vacancy has occurred in 
said office since his appointment thereto. 

2. That the pretended appointment of the said R. P. 
Derickson to said office is void, being without warrant 
or authority in law. 

For the above reasons I cannot approve of said reso- 
lution. Respectfully, 

H. D. COLVIN, Ma7jor. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to reconsider the vote by which 
the resoluiion fixing the amount of the bond of the City 
Comptroller was adopted. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Al- 
drich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, 
Cullerton, Kerber, Hildreth, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, 
Van Osdel, Smith, White, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Raw- 
leigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgai'ten, Niesen, 
Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, 
Boser, Kirk— 35. 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Aldrich moved that the resolution be adopted, 
the veto of His Honor the Mayor to the contrary, not- 
withstanding. 

The motion prevailed and was adopted by the follow- 
ing vote: 

Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Al- 
drich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Cullerton, 
Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, 
McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Baumgarten, Waldo, 
Linsenbarth, Boser, Kirk — 24. 

JV«2/s— Sommer, Hildreth, O'Brien, White, Throop, 
Wheeler, Ryan, Niesen, Lengacher, Murphy, Swee- 
ney— 11. 



also. 

The following communication : 

Mayor's Office, June 5, 1876. 
To the Honorable the Members of the City Council of 

Chicago : 

Gentlemen : I hereby notify you that I disapprove of 
the act of your honorable body in approving of the official 
bond given by one R. P. Derickson, pretending to have 
been appointed to the office of City Comptroller of the 
City of Chicago, and which said bond was approved by 
you on the 31st day of May, 1876 ; and I hereby veto 
said act of your body. 

My reasons therefor are, 

1st. That said Derickson is not City Comptroller of 
said city. 

2d. That said Derickson has never been legally ap- 
pointed to said office. 

3d. That the Hon. S. S. Hayes is now, and has been 
for over two years last past, such City Comptroller, and 
that no vacancy has ever occurred in said office since 
his appointment thereto. 

4th. That said bond is not executed in conformity 
with the law, and 

5th. That said bond, in form, is in several particulars 
irregular and uncertain. 

For the above reasons I cannot assent to the act of 
your honorable body in approving the said supposed 
bond. Respectfully, 

H. D. COLVIN, Jlfa^or. 

Aid. Throop moved to reconsider the vote by which 
the bond of R. P. Derickson as City Comptroller was 
approved. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Al- 
drich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, 
Cullerton, Kerber, Hildreth, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, 
Van O^del, Smith, White, Briggs, Thrcop, McCrea, 
Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, 
Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Murphy, 
Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 35. 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Aldrich moved to concur in the report of the 
Committee oh Judiciary, and approve the bond of R. 
P. Derickson, the veto of the Mayor on the contrary 
notwithstanding. 

After debate. Aid. Aldrich called for the previous 
question ; the call was sustained by yeas and nays, as 
follows : 

Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Al- 
drich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, 
Cullerton, Kerber, Hildreth, Lawler, Beidler, 
Van Osdel, Smith, White, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, 
Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, 
Niesen, Waldo, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Boser, Kirk — 32. 

Nays — O'Brien. Lengacher, Sweeney — 3. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. Al- 
drich, to concur in the report and approve the bond of 
R. P. Derickson, the veto of the Mayor to the contrary 
notwithstanding, it was carried by yeas and nays, as 
follows : 

Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Al- 
drich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Culler- 
ton, Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, 
McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Baumgarten, Wa do, 
Linsenbarth, Boser, Kii-k — 24. 

Nays— Sommer, Hildreth, O'Brien, White, Throop, 
Wheel 3r, Ryan, Niesen, Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney 
—11. 

The Clerk presented the following comniunication : 
To the Honorable the Common Council of the City of 

Chicago : 
' Gentlemen : I have granted pardons to the follow- 
ing named persons heretofore committed to the House 
of Correction, after the same having been duly investi- 
gated by the Chairman of Committee on Bridewell and 
recommended by him, to wit: Robert Dixon, Alex. Car- 
dineel. Respectfully, 

THOS. HOYNE, Mayor. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the communication be 
placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

The City Clerk presentedareportof number of licenses 
issued during the years 1874. 1875 and 1876, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commissioners 
to make estimate for four lamp posts on Honore street' 



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from West Congress street to West Harrison street, | 
which was 
Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 



The report of the Commissioners to make estimate for 
curbing, filling, grading and paving Hoyne avenue, 
from West Madison street to the north curb line of 
West. Harrison street, which was 
• Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division. 



The report of the Commissioners to make estin»ate for 
curbing, filling and paving Chicago avenue in front of 
sundry lots from North Clark street to North Branch of 
Chicago river, which was 

Rfiferred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, North 
Division. 

The Board of Public Works presented a report and 
ordinance for two lamp posts on Franklin street, from 
Monroe street to Adams street, which was 

Referred to Committee on Gas Lights. 

Also, 
A report and ordinance for curbing and paving Indiana 
avenue in front of sundry lots, which was 

Refen-ed to Committee on Streets and Alleys, South 
Division. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for opening or extending Ir- 
ving avenue through to West Taylor street, which was 
Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ORDI- 
NANCES. 

Aid. Throop presented a communication asking the 
appointment of a select committee to ascertain which 
is the cheapest, best and most economical pavement for 
use in Chicago, which, on motion of Aid. Lengacher, 
was 

Referred to a select committee to consist of two Al- 
dermen from each division of the city, the Chairmen of 
the Committees on Stre^-ts and Alleys to be appointed 
members of such committee. 

The Chair appointed as such committee Aid. Throop, 
Gilbert, Sommer, Baumgarten, Lengacher and Waldo. 

Aid. Aldrich presented the petition of A. R. Gray and 
others, for appointment of Jno. W. Brown as Harbor 
Master, which was 

Referred to Committee on Harbor and Bridges. 

Petition of P. L. W. Jansen and others for removal 
of track of C. C. R. Co. from west side of State street, be- 
tMeen Twenty-sixth and Thirty-first streets, to center 
of said street, was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D. 

Petition of citizens for removal of bell at Wabash 
avenue crossing of C, B. & Q. R. R. was 
Referi-ed to Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. White moved that the Council do now adjourn. 
The motion was lost. 

Aid. Cleveland presented a preamble and resolution 
relative to the construction of the Fullerton avenue 
conduit, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
N. D. 

Aid. Ballard presented a resolution requesting 
County Architect Egan to prepare plans for interior of 
City Hall, which was 

Referred to Committee on Public Buildings. 

Aid. Thompson presented the draft of an ordinance 
providing for a special election to fill the vacancy in 
the office of Mayor, etc., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the Committee on Finance 
be requested to report on the ordinance concerning a 
special election at the next meeting of the Council. 

The motion prevailed. 



Aid. Ballard presented the draft of an ordinance con- 
cerning the Sealer of Weights and Measures, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Markets. 

Aid. Baumgarten presented a petition for a sidewalk 
on Shober street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Baumgarten presented the petition of Frank 
Richter for appointment as Weigher at corner of North 
avenue and Elston avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Markets. 

Aid. Baumgarten presented a petition for a water 
main on Shober street, which was 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Wheeler presented the petition of Luke McDer- 
mott and others for a sidewalk on Baldwin street, be- 
tween Kinzie and Hubbard streets, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Rawleigh presented an ordinance concerning 
the Consumers' Gas Light and Coke Company. 

Aid. Lengac;.er called for the reading of the ordi- 
nance. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the reading be dispensed 
with and the ordinance referred to the Committee on 
Gas Lights. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Hildreth, White, Ryan, Lengacher, Linsen- 
barth, Murphy, Sweeney — 7. 

Nays — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Al- 
drich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, 
Cullerton, Kerber, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, Van 
Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, 
Cleveland, Wheeler, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, 
Boser, Kirk— 28. 

Remonstrance of property owners on Sedgwick 
street, between North avenue and Sophia street, against 
the improvement of said street at present, was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D. 

Aid. Thompson presented a Communication from M. 
W. & F. Lester, relative to the consumption of smoke, 
etc., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

JUDICIARY. 

Aid. Thompson, of the Committee on Judiciary, to 
whom was referred the official bond of Clinton Briggs, 
submitted a report, returning the same without recom- 
mendation. 

Aid. Hildreth and White demanded that the report 
be laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 
the official bond of Clinton Briggs, City Treasurer, 
having had the same under advisement, respectfully 
report : 

That they return the said bond without recommend- 
ation. 

JNO. L. THOMPSON, 
JAMES H. GILBERT, 
^ FRANK LAWLER. 

ALSO, 

Of the same Committee, to whom was referred the 
subject of changing the time of meetings of the Coun- 
cil, submitted a report recommending the passage of 
an accompanying ordinance. 

Aid. Hildreth and White demanded that the report 
be laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled : 

Tour Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 
the subject of a change in the time of the meetings of 
the Council having had the same under advisement 



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respectfuUj' report : That, in pursuance of the instruc- 
tions of the Council, they have prepared and herewith 
submit an ordinance hereto attached. 

JNO. L. THOMPSON, 
JAMES H. GILBERT, • 
FEANK LAWLEE, 

Committee on Judiciary. 

The following is the ordinance: 

Be it ordained by the Oity Council of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. The regular meetings of the City Council 

shall be held every Monday afternoon, at half past 

three o'clock. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred a resolu- 
tion calling for information concerning special legal 
services and the compensation therefor, submitted a 
report recommending its pajssage. 

Aid. O'Brien and White demanded that the report be 
laid over and published. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago , in 

Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 
the resolution calling for information concerning 
special legal services and the compensation therefor, 
having had the same under advisement, respectfully 
report that they recommend that the resolution be 



JNO. L. THOMPSON, 
JAMES H. GILBERT, 
FRANK LAWLER, 

Committee on Judiciary. 
The following is the resolution : 

Resolved, That the City Comptroller furnish to this 
Council, at the next regular meeting, the amounts paid 
by the City during the years 1874, 1875 and 1876, for 
special legal services; the reasons why such services were 
retained ; also, the names of attorneys so employed and 
the amount paid to each. Also, how much (if any) 
still remains unpaid for special legal services, and to 
whom. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred the nomi- 
nation of Henry Best, as Deputy Cl©>k of the North 
Division Police Court, submitted a report recommend- 
ing the adoption of an accompanying resolution. 

Aid. O'Brien and White demanded that the report be 
laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled : 

Tour Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 
the nomination of Henry Best as Deputy Clerk of the 
Police Court for the North Division of the City, 
having had the same under advisement, respect- 
fully report: That they have doubts as to the 
power of appointment by the Police Court Clerk of the 
South Division of the Clerks for the other Divisions of 
the City, and they, therefore, recommend the passage of 
the accompanying resolution. 

JNO. L. THOMPSON. 
JAMES H. GILBERT, 
FRANK LAWLER. 

Committee on Judiciary. 

The following is the resolution : 

Resolved, That the Law Department advise the Coun- 
cil how, by whom and when the Clerks of the Police 
Courts of the West and North Divisions of the City may 
be appointed and removed ; and, also, how, by whom 
and when the Justices of the Police Courts of the three 
Divisions of the City may be appointed and removed ; 
and what power, if any, the Council has to change or 
fix the compensation of any of the Justices or Clerks of 
the Police Courts. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the Council do now adjourn. 
The motion prevailed and the Council stood ad- 
journed. 

CASPAR BUTZ, 

aty Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



SPECIAL MEETII^G. 



TvirLe TtlTL, IS'ZS. 



Present — Aldermen Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Ko- 
senberg, Aldrieh, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, 
Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, Kerber, Hildreth, O'Brien, 
Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, White, Briggs, 
Throop, McCrea, Kawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, 
Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, 
Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk, and His Honor the 
Mayor. 

Absent — Xone. • 

CALL. 

The Clerk read the following call for the meeting: 
Chicago, June 5, 1876. 
City Clerk: 

Will please call a special meeting of the City Coun- 
cil, for Wednesday, the 7th day of June inst, at 1]/^ 
o'clock P. M., to receive and act upon the report of 
Committee on Finance, with refei-ence to a special 
election for Mayor, and to take any action on that sub- 
ject that may be deemed proper, together with the 
consideration of unfinished business. 

J. W. STEWART. 
JAMES H. GILBERT. 
WM. ALDRICH. 
MARK SHERIDAN. 

Aid. McCrea, of the Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred an ordinance concerning a special elec- 
tion for Mayor, submitted a report recommending its 
passage. 

Aid. Hildreth and White requested that the report be 
laid over and published. 

Aid. Lengacher moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Hildreth, White, Lengacher — 3. 

iV«y/.s— Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Al- 
drieh, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, 
Lodding, Cullerton, Kerber, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, 
Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, 
Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgaxi;en, Mesen,Waldo, 
Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 33. 

The Chair decided that the report p.ud ordinance 
must both be laid over and published, under rule 49. 



Aid. Cullerton appealed from the decision of the 
Chair. 

The question being " Shall the Chair be sustained ?" 
Aid. Hildreth demanded the yeas and nays, and the 
Chair was sustained by the following vote : 

Teas— McAuley, Aldrieh, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, 
Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Hildreth, O'Brien, Lawler, 
Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, White, Briggs, Cleveland, 
Wheeler, Ryan, Niesen, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Mur- 
phy, Sweeney, Boser — 25. 

iVaiys— Pearsons, Ballard, Rosenberg, Cullerton, Ker- 
ber, McCrea, Rawleigh, Baumgarten, Waldo, Kirk— 10. 

The following are the report and ordinance : 
To the Hon. 3Iayor and Common Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

Gentlemen : The Finance Committee, to whom was 
referred the ordinance of Alderman Thompson, in 
regard to ordering a special election for the purpose of 
electing a Mayor, would respectfully recommend the 
passage of the same. 

S. H. McCREA, 
J. B. BRIGGS, 
JACOB ROSENBERG, 
D. K. PEARSONS. 

Be if ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago : 
Section 1. That a special election for Mayor of the 
city of Chicago shall be held in said city on the 27th 
day of June, 1876. 

Sec. 2. That the manner of conducting said election 
shall be the same, as nearly as may be, as in the case of 
the election of county ofBcers, under the general law 
of the State. 

Sec. 3. That the several places at which said elec- 
tion shall be held on the 27th day of June, A. D. 1876, 
are and shall be as follows, to-wit : 

FIRST WARD. 

District 1— Voting place, corner of Michigan avenue 
and Lake street. 

District 2— Voting place, 82 Market street. 

District 3— Voting place, corner Van Buren and 

District 4— Voting place, corner Van Buren street 
and Fifth avenue. 



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SECOND WARD. 

District 1 — Voting place, 491i^ Clark street. 

District 2 — Toting place, State street and Harmon 
court. 

District 3— Voting place, Twelfth street and Third 
avenue. 

District 4 — Voting place, 619 State street. 

THIRD WARD. 

District 1 — Voting place, 849 State street. 

District 2 — Voting place, 938 State street. 

District 3 — Voting place, Howland's, Twenty-second 
street, between State and Wabash avenue. 

District 4 — Voting place, southeast corner Indiana 
avenue and Twenty-fourth street. 

FOURTH WARD. 

District 1 — Voting place, 265 Twenty-ninth street. 

District 2 — Voting place, corner Calumet avenue and 
Twenty-ninth street. 

District 3 — Voting place, Douglas avenue and Cot- 
tage Grove avenue. 

District 4 — Voting place, 1553 State street. 

ni'TH WARD. 

District 1 — Voting place, corner Archer avenue and 
Purple street. 

District 2 — Voting place, corner Twenty-seventh 
street and Wentworth avenue. 

District 3 — Voting place, engine house, Sanger street, 
corner McGregor. 

District 4 — Voting place, Farrell street and Archer 
avenue. 

District 5 — Voting place. Lock street and Archer av- 
enue. 

District 6 — Voting place, engine house, Thirty-fifth 
and Halsted street. 

SIXTH WARD. 

District 1 — Voting place, 23 Canalport avenue. 

District 2— Voting place, 772 Halsted street. 

District 3 — Voting place. Sack's, corner Brown and 
Twentieth streets. 

District 4 — Voting place, northeast corner Blue 
Island avenue and Twenty-second street. 

District 5 — Voting place, Blue Island avenue and 
Western avenue. 

District 6 — Voting place, railroad station at Lawn- 
dale. 

SEVENTH WARD. 

District 1 — Voting place, engine house. Maxwell and 
Canal streets. 

District 2 — Voting place, 597 South Canal street. 

District 3— Voting place, 246 Twelfth street. 

District 4 — Voting place, Mitchell and Jefferson 
streets. 

District 5 — Voting place, 129 Brown street. 

District 6 — Voting place, Maxwell and Henry-etreets, 
T. T. Prosser. 

District 7 — Voting place, 83 Sampson street. 

District 8 — Voting place, 279 Thirteenth place. 

EIGHTH WARD. 

District 1 — Voting place, 38 West Harrison street. 
District 2 — Voting place, 459 South Canal street. 
District 3 — Voting place, 172 West Harrison street. 
District 4 — Voting place, 177 DeKoven street. 
District 5 — Voting place, 376 South Morgan street. 
District 6 — Voting place, 467 West Twelfth street. 
District 7 — Voting place, 381 West Polk street. 
District 8 — Voting place, 91 Blue Island avenue. 
District 9— Voting place, 300 West Taylor street. 
District 10 — Voting place, engine house. Blue Island 
avenue. 

NINTH WARD. 

District 1 — Voting place, 197 South Jefferson street. 

District 2 — Voting place, Washington and Clinton 
streets. 

District 3 — Voting place, 147 Sangamon street. 

District 4 — Voting place, Washington and Sanga- 
mon streets. 

TENTH WARD. 

District 1 — Voting place. Green and Indiana streets. 

District 2 — Voting place, Union and Milwaukee ave- 
nue. 

District 3 — Voting place. Union and Lake streets. 

District 4 — Voting place, Sangamon and Lake 
streets. 

ELEVENTH WARD. 

District 1 — Voting place, Indiana street, between 
Elizabeth and Ada streets. 

District 2— Voting place, laundry on Kandolph, be- 
tween Elizabeth and Ada streets. 



District 3— Voting place, 422 West Madison street. 
District 4— Voting place, Kansas and Laflin streets. 

TWELFTH WARD. 

District 1— Voting place, 719 West Madison street. 
District 2— Voting place, 797 West Madison street. 
District 3— Voting place, 1046 West Madison street. 
District 4 — Voting place, Western avenue and Polk 
street. 
District 5 — Voting place, 325 Ogden avenue. 

THIRTEENTH WARD. 

District 1 — Voting place, Carroll and Lincoln streets. 

District 2 — Voting place, corner Eobey and Lake 
streets. 

District 3— Voting place, corner OakJey and West 
Lake streets. 

District 4— Voting place, corner Indiana and Paulina 
streets. 

FOURTEENTH WARD. 

District 1— Voting place, 205 Milwaukee avenue. 
District 2 — Voting place, 274 Milwaukee avenue. 
District 3 — Voting place, 334 Milwaukee avenue. 
District 4 — Voting place, 448 West Chicago avenue. 
District 5 — Voting place, 742 Milwaukee avenue. 
District 6 — Voting place 524 Eiston avenue. 
District 7 — Voting place, Milwaukee avenue, near 
Hoyne street. 

FIFTEENTH WARD. 

District 1 — Voting place, engine house, Southport 
avenue. 

District 2— Voting place, 88 Willow street. 

District 3 — Voting place, 572 Larrabee street. 

District 4— Voting place, Sedgwick and Eugenie 
streets. 

SIXTEENTH WARD. 

District 1 — Voting place, 262 and 264 Larrabee street. 
District 2 — Voting place, 324 Sedgwick street. 
District 3 — Voting place, 505 North Wells street. 
District 4 — Voting place, 501 North Clark street. 

SEVENTEENTH WARD. 

District 1 — Voting place, 24 Chicago avenue. 
District 2 — Voting place, 57 Chicago avenue. 
District 3 — Voting place. White and Sedgwick 
streets. 
District 4 — Voting place, Ontario and Market streets. 

EIGHTEENTH WARD. 

District 1 — Voting place, 260 Eush street. 

District 2 — Voting place, Turner Hall. 

District 3 — Voting place, 196 Chicago avenue. 

District 4 — ^Voting place, northwest corner North La 
Salle and Kinzie streets. 

District 5 — Voting place, 115 North Wells street.. 

District 6 — Voting place, 193 North Clark street. 

District 7 — Voting place, ofiBce W. Lill, Pine and Leg- 
get streets. 

District 8 — Voting place, 2, 4 and 6 Eush street. 

Sec. 4. The City Clerk of the City of Chicago is 
hereby directed to cause to be published in the Inter- 
Ocean, a newspaper published in said city, a notice of 
the time and place of the holding of said special elec- 
tion, in which notice shall be stated the officer to be 
elected and the time and place of holding said election, 
which said notice shall be published for at least twenty 
days prior to said election. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays, as fqllows : 

Yeas — Sommer, Hildreth, O'Brien, White, Lengacher, 
Murphy — 6. 

iV<w/.s— Pearsons, McAuley. Ballard, Eosenberg, Al- 
dricli, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Lodding, 
CuUerton, Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, 
Briggs, McCrea, Eawlcigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Eyan, 
Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Liusenbarth, Sweeney, 
Boser, Kirk— 29. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Eeport of Committee on Police on resolution relative 
to discharging sidewalk inspectors, etc., laid over and 
published May 29, 1876. 

Aid. McAuley moved to concur in the report and 
adopt the resolution recommended by the Committee. 

Aid. Sheridan moved to amend the resolution by 
providing for the retention of one inspector for the 
North Division, one for the South Division, and three 
for the West Division. 

Aid. Hildreth moved to recommit the report with 
instructions for tlie Committee to confer with the po- 



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lice department relative to their ability to discharge the 
additional duties of sidewalk inspection. 

After debate, Aid. Aldrich called for the previous 
question, and the call was sustained. 

The question being on the motion of Aid. Hildreth, 
it was lost by yeas and nays, as follows: 

Yeas — Pearsons, Lodding, White— ^3. 

Nai/s — McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Kerber, Lawler, Beid- 
l6£, Tan Osdel, Smith, Briggs, McCrea, Rawleigh, 
Cleveland, Wheeler, Eyan, B4umgarten,Niesen, Waldo, 
Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 27. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. Sher- 
idan, it was lost by yeas and nays as follows : 

Ftfts— Sheridan, Sommer, Lawler, Beidler, White, 
Kyau, Nieseu — 7. 

A%s— Pearsons, McAuley, BaUard, Eosenberg, Al- 
drich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Lodding, Kerber, 
Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, McCrea, Eawleigh, Cleveland, 
Wheeler, Baumgarten, Waldo, Linsenbarth, Murphy, 
Sweeney, Boser, Kirk— 24. 

The question recurring on the motion of Aid. Mc- 
Auley, to concur in the report and adopt the resolu- 
tion. Aid. Sheridan demanded the yeas and nays, and 
the motion prevailed by the following vote: 

Teas— Peai'sons, McAuley, Ballard, Eosenberg, Al- 
drich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Lodding, Kerber, 



Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, McCrea, Eawleigh, Cleve- 
land, Wheeler, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Linsen- 
barth, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk— 25. 

A%s— Sheridan, Sommer, Lawler, Beidler, White 
Eyan — 6. ' 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 
Resolred, That the Board of Public Works be in- 
structed to discontinue the employment of all sidewalk 
inspectors and water police, if any, and that the duties 
required of said employes be performed by the police, 
under the direction of the proper departments. 

ADJOUENMENT. 

Aid. Cleveland moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

Aid. Ryan demanded the yeas and nays, and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote : 

l>«s— Aldrich, Stewart, Sommer, Lodding, Kerber 
Lawler, Van Osdel, White, Briggs, McCrea, Eawleigh' 
Cleveland, Wheeler, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Lin- 
senbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser— 20. 

Ay-(?/s— Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Gil- 
bert, Thompson, Sheridan, Beidler, Smith, Ryan, Kirk 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

CASPAR BUTZ, 
CUy Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING 



J-va-ne 12tlx, ISTe. 



OFFICIAL RECOHD. 

Present— Aldermen Peai-son, McAuley, Ballard, Rosen- 
berg, Aldrieh, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, 
Sommer, Lodding, Kerber, Hildreth, O'Brien, Lawler, 
Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, White, Briggs, Throop, 
McCrea, Eawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Kyan, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Mur- 
phy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk. 

Absent— Alderm&n CuUerton. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. McAuley moved that the minutes of the regular 
meeting, held June 5th, and the special meeting, held 
June 7th, 1876, be approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
from his Honor the Mayor : 

Mayos's Office, June 12th, 1876. 
To the Honorable the OUy Council of the Oily of Chicago : 

Gentlemen : I herewith present to your Honorable 
body a petition, said to contain the signatures of over 
ten thousand (10,000) of the legal voters of said City, 
asking the submission of the question to a vote of the 
electors of said City, whether said City shall become 
reorganized under an Act of the General Assembly, 
entitled, " An Act to provide for the Reorganization 
of Cities," approved April 8th, 1875, and in force July 
Ist, 1875. ^ 

The law requires me to present said petition to you 
at the first meeting of your Honorable body after its 
receipt by me, and which, in compliance with the law, 
I herewith present to you. 

H. D. COLVIN. 

Aid. White moved that the communication be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented a communication signed " S. S. 
Hayes, Comptroller," concerning a statement of the 
receipts and expenditures of the City of Chicago for 
the month of May, 1876, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance, 



„ ALSO, 

A Qommuiy cation, similarly signed, covering an ordi- 
nance authorizing the issue of ninety-five bonds of the 
City of Chicago, of one thousand dollars each, to retire 
a like amount maturing July 1st, A. D. 1876, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Directors of the Chicago Public Library t)re- 
sented their Fourth Annual Report, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

The Clerk presented the official bonds of Redmond 
Prindiville, Louis Wahl, and James K. Thompson, as 
Commissioners of the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the bonds of Messrs. 
Prindiville, Wahl and Thompson be approved. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows: 

Yeas— Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Al- 
drieh, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, 
Lodding, Kerber, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, 
Smith, White, Briggs, Throop, Rawleigh, Cleveland, 
Wheeler, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, 
Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser. Kirk— 32. 

Nays — McOrea, Ryan — 2. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Report of Committee on Finance on an ordinance 
calling a special election for Mayor, laid over and pub- 
lished June 7, 1876. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the ordinance be amend- 
ed by striking out the words " 27th day of June," 
wherever they occur, and inserting in their place the 
words " 12th day of July." 

The amendment was adopted by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Feos— Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Al- 
drieh, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Kerber, 
Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Throop, 
McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Baumgarten, 
Waldo, Linsenbarth, Boser, Kirk — 25. 

Nays — Sommer, Lodding, O'Brien, White, Ryan, 
Niesen, Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney — 9. 

Aid. Tho nipson moved ta waive the engrossment of 
the ordinance. 



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The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas— Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg. Ald- 
ricb, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, 
Lodding, Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, 
Briggs, Throop, McRea, Rawieigb, Cleveland, Wheeler, 
Baumgarten, Waldo, Linsenbarth, Boser, Kirk— 27. 

Nays— O'Brien, White, Ryan, Niesen, Lengacher, 
Murphy, Sweeney — 7. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the ordinance, as amend- 
ed, be passed. 

Aid. McAuley called for the previous question, and 
the call was sustained by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas—Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aid- 
rich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Kerber, 
Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, 
Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Baumgarten, Waldo, 
Linsenbarth, Boser, Kirk— 24. 

Nays — Sommer, Lodding, Hildreth, O'Brien, Lawler, 
White, Ryan, I^^iesen, Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney— 
11. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. 
Thompson to pass the ordinance. Aid. White demanded 
the yeas and nays, and tiie ordinance was passed by the 
following vote : 

Yeas— Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aid- 
rich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Kerber, _ 
Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Throop, 
McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Baumgarten, 
Waldo, Linsenbarth, Boser, Kirk— 25. 

Naijs— Sommer, Lodding, Hildreth, O'Brien, White, 
Ryan, Niesen, Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney— 10. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it ordained by the Oittj Council of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That a special election for Mayor of the 
city of Chicago shall be held in said city on the Tw elfth 
day of July, 1876. 

Skc. 2, That the manner of conducting said election 
shall- be the same, as nearly as may be, as in the case of 
the election of county officers, under the general law 
of the State. 

Sec. 3. That the several places at which said elec- 
tion shall be held on the Twelfth day of July, A. D. 
1876, are and shall be as follows, to- wit : 

FIRST WARD. 

District 1— Voting place, corner of Michigan avenu^ 
and Lake street. 

District 2— Voting place, 82 Market street. 

District 3— Voting place, corner Van Buren and 
State streets. 

District 4— Voting place, corner Van Buren street 
and Fifth avenue. 

SECOND WARD. 

District 1— Voting place, 4913^ Clark street. 

District 2— Voting place. State street and Harmon 
court. 

District 3— Voting place. Twelfth street and Third 
avenue. 

District 4— Voting place, 619 State street. 

THIRD WARD. 

District 1— Voting place, 849 State street. 

District 2— Voting place, 938 State street. 

District 3— Voting place, Howland's, Twenty-second 
street, between State and Wabash avenue. 

District 4 — Voting place, southeast corner Indiana 
avenue and Twenty-fourth street. 

FOURTH WARD. 

District 1— Voting place, 265 Twenty-ninth street. 

District 2 — Voting place, corner Calumet avenue and 
Twenty-ninth street. 

District 3— Voting place, Douglas avenue and Cot- 
tage Grove avenue. 

District 4— Voting place, 1553 State street. 

FIFTH WARD. 

District 1 — Voting place, corner Archer avenue and 
Purple street. 

District 2 — Voting place, corner Twenty-seventh 
street and Wcntworth avenue. 

District 3— Voting place, engine house, Sanger street, 
corner McGregor. 

District 4 — Voting place, Farrell street and Archer 
avenue. 

District 5 — Voting place. Lock street and Archer ave- 
nue. 

District 6— Voting place, engine house, Thirty-fifth 
and Halsted street. 

SIXTH WARP. 

District 1— Voting ))lace, 2S Canalport avenue. 
District 2— Voting place, 772 Halsted street. 



District 3 — Voting place, Sack's, corner Brown and 
Twentieth streets. , 

District 4 — Voting place, northeast corner Blue 
Island avenue and Twenty-second street. 

District 5 — Voting place. Blue Island avenue and 
Western avenue. 

District 6 — Voting place, railroad station ai Lawn- 
dale. 

SEVENTH WARD. 

District 1 — Voting place, engine house, Maxwell and 
Canal streets. 

District 2 — Voting place, 597 South Canal street. 

District 3— Voting place, 246 Twelfth street. 

District 4 — Voting place, Mitchell and Jeffei-son 
streets. 

District 5 — Voting place, 129 Brown street. 

District 6 — Voting place, Maxwell and Henry streets, 
T. T. Prosser. 

District 7 — Voting place, 83 Sampson street. 

District 8 — Voting place, 279 Thirteenth place. 

EIGHTH WARD. 

District 1 — Voting place, 38 West Harrison street. 
District 2 — Voting place, 459 South Canal street. 
District 3 — Voting place, 172 West Harrison street. 
District 4 — Voting place, 177 DeKoven street. 
District 5 — Voting place, 376 South Morgan street. 
District 6— Voting place, 467 West Twelfth street. 
District 7 — Voting place, 381 West Polk street. 
District 8 — Voting place, 91 Blue Island avenue. 
District 9 — Voting place, 306 West Taylor street. 
District 10 — Voting place, engine house. Blue Island 
avenue. 

NINTH WARD. 

District 1 — Voting place, 197 South Jefferson street. 

District 2 — Voting place, Washington and Clinton 
streets. 

District 3 — Voting place, 147 Sangamon street. 

District 4 — Voting place, Washington and Sanga- 
mon streets. 

TENTH WARD. 

District 1 — Voting place. Green and Indiana streets. 

District 2 — Voting place. Union and Milwaukee ave- 
nue. 

District 3 — Voting place, Union and Lake streets. 

District 4 — Voting place, Sangamon and Lake 
streets. 

ELEVENTH WARD. 

District 1 — Voting place, Indiana street, between 
Elizabeth and Ada streets. 

District 2 — Voting place, laundry on Randolph, be- 
tween Elizabeth and Ada streets. 

District 3 — Voting place, 422 West Madison street. 

District 4— Voting place, Kansas and Laflin streets. 

TWELFTH WARD. 

District 1— Voting place, 719 West Madison street. 
District 2— Voting place, 797 West Madison street. 
District 3— Voting place, 1046 West Madison street. 
District 4 — Voting place, Western avenue and Polk 
street. 
District 5— Voting place, 325 Ogden avenue. , 

THIRTEENTH WARD. 

District 1— Voting place, Carroll and Lincoln streets. 

District 2 — Voting place, corner Robey and Lake 
streets. 

District 3 — Voting place, corner Oakley and West 
Lake streets. 

District 4 — Voting place, corner Indiana and Paulina 
streets. 

FOURTEENTH WARD. 

District 1— Voting place, 205 Milwaukee avenue. 
District 2— Voting place, 274 Milwaukee avenue. 
District 3— Voting place, 334 Milwaukee avenue. 
District 4— Voting place, 448 West Chicago avenue. 
District 5 — Voting place, 742 Milwaukee avenue. 
District 6 — Voting place 524 Elston avenue. 
District 7 — Voting place, Milwaukee avenue, near 
Hoyne street. 

FIFTEENTH WARD. 

District 1— Voting place, engine house, Southport 
avenue. 

District 2— Voting place, 88 Willow street. 

District 3 — Voting place, 572 Larrabee street. 

District 4— Voting place, Sedgwick and Eugenie 
streets. 

SIXTEENTH WARD. 

District 1— Voting place, 262 and 2G4 Larrabee street. 
District 2— Voting place, 324 Sedgwick street. 



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District 3— Voting place, 505 North Wells street. 
District 4— Voting place, 501 North Clark street. 

SEVENTEENTH WABD. 

District 1 — Voting place, 24 Chiciigo avenue. 
District 2 — Voting place, 57 Chicago avenue. 
District 3 — Voting place. White and Sedgwick 
streets. 
District 4 — Voting place, Ontario and Market streets. 

EIGHTEENTH WAHD. 

District 1 — Voting place, 260 Kush street. 

District 2 — Voting place. Turner Hall. 

District 3 — Voting place, 196 Chicago avenue. 

District 4 — Voting place, northwest corner North La 
Salle and Kinzie streets. 

District 5 — Voting place, 115 North Wells street. 

District 6 — Voting place, 193 North Clark street. 

District 7 — Voting place, office W. Lill, Pine and Leg- 
get streets. 

District 8 — Voting place, 2, 4 and 6 Rush street. 

St'c. 4. The City Clerk of the City of Chicago is 
hereby directed to cause to be published in the Inter- 
Ocean, a newspaper published in said city, a notice of 
the time and place of the holding of said special elec- 
tion, in which notice shall be stated the officer to be 
elected and the time and place of holding said election, 
which said notice shall be published for at least twenty 
days prior to said election. 

Report of Committee on Judiciary on official bond of 
Clinton Briggs, City Treasurer, laid over and published 
June 5th, 1876. 

Aid. Aldrich moved that the bond of Clinton Briggs, 
as City Treasurer, be approved. 

Aid. Gilbert called for the previous question, and the 
call was sustained by yeas and nays, as follows : 

yeas— Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aid- 
rich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, 
Lodding, Kerber, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, 
Smith, White, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, 
(jleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, 
Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 33. 

Nays — Len gacher — 1 . 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. 
Thompson \ to approve the bond, Aid. Lengacher de- 
manded the yeas and nays, and the bond was approved 
by the following A'ote : 

Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aid- 
rich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, 
Ijodding, Kerber, O'Bilen, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, 
Smith, White, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, 
Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, 
Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 33. 

Nays — Lengacher — 1. 

Report of Committee on Judiciary on ordinance 
changing the time for holding meetings of Council, 
laid over and published June 5th, 1876. 

Aid. Throop moved to concur in the report and pass 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Ballard, Rosenberg, Thompson, Gilbert, Stew- 
art, Lodding, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, 
Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Wheeler, Ryan, Lengacher, 
Kirk— 18. 

Nays — McAuley, Aldrich, Sheridan, Sommer, Kerber, 
White, Cleveland, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Linsen- 
barth, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser— 14. 

The following is the ordinance as passed. 
Be it ordained by the GUy Council of the City of Chi- 
cago : 

Section 1. The regular meetings of the City Coun- 
cil shall be held every Monday afternoon at half-past 
three o'clock. 

Report of Committee on Judiciary on resolution con- 
cerning extra legal services, etc., laid over and pub- 
lished June 5, 1876. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to concur in the report and adopt 
the resolution. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas- Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aid- 
rich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, 
Lodding, Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, 
White, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, 
Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Len- 
gacher, Linsenbarth, Muri)hy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 33. 

Nays — None. 



The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the City Comptroller furnish to this 
Council, at the next regular meeting, the amounts paid 
by the City during the year 1874, 1875 and 1876, for 
special legal services ; the reason why such services 
were retained; also, the names of attorneys so employed 
and the amount paid to each. Also, how" much (if any) 
still remains unpaid for special legal services, and to 
whom. 

Report of Committee on Schools concerning sale of 
land in Section 21, laid over and published May 29. 

Aid. Cleveland moved to concur in the report and 
adopt the resolution recommended by the Committee. 

The motion prevailed and the resolution was adopted 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aid- 
rich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, 
Lodding, Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, 
Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, 
Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, 
Murphy, Boser, Kirk- 30. • 

Nays — Ryan, Sweeney — 2. 

The following is the resolution as adopted: 

Resolved, That the City Council of the City of Chicago 
concur in the sale of the east half of the southwest 
quarter and west half of the southeast quarter and 
east thirty-one acres of east half of southeast quarter 
all in section twenty-one, T. 37, N. R. 14 E. of 3d P. M. 
to Thomas Scanlan and Sylvester Hand, according to 
the terms adopted by the Board of Education of the 
City of Chicago, December 31, 1875, and that the Mayor 
and Comptroller of the City of Chicago be directed" to 
execute and deliver to said Thomas Scanlan and Syl- 
vester Hand, a deed to said premises accordingly. 

Report of Committee on Schools concerning cancella- 
tion of lease of B. C. Rounsavell, laid over and pub- 
lished May 29, 1876. 

Aid. Cleveland moved to concur in the report. 

Aid. Lengacher moved to postpone consideration of 
the report temporarily. 

Aid. Sweeney called for the previous question, and 
the call was sustained. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. Leng- 
acher, it was carried. 

Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys N. D . on 
order for paving Sedgwick street by private contract, 
laid over and published May 29, 1876. 

Aid. Lengacher moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to amend the order by striking 
out all after the words " collected from the property 
owners," and inserting in lieu thereof the words " And 
that the Board of Public Works advertise for bids for 
the intersections, and let same to the lowest responsible 
bidder, and haye executed proper bonds for the carry- 
ing out and completing the work, and that the con- 
tractor be compelled to enter into a contract to wait 
for payment until the city is in a position to pay, and 
save the city harmless from such delay." 

Aid. Lengacher accepted the amendment of Aid. 
Gilbert. 

Aid. Lengacher moved that the order, as amended, be 



The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows :' 

Yeas — McAuley, Ballard, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, 
Kerber, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, 
White, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland. 
Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Lin- 
senbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 31. 

Nays — Pearsons, Rosenberg— 2. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Whereas, A large majority of the property owners 
on Sedgwick street between North avenue and Lincoln 
avenue, have signed a private contract with John V. 
McAdam & Co., to curb, grade and pave said Sedgwick 
street between North avenue and Lincoln avenue ; and 
whereas said property owners are very desirous that 
said street be improved immediately, therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Board of Puldic Works be, and 
they are hereby directed to issue a permit to the said 
John V. McAdam & Co., to curb, grade and pave said 
Sedgwick street between North avenue and Lincoln 
avenue ; and be it further ordered, that the Board of 
Public Works be, and they are hereby directed to levy 
an assessment upon one eighth of the property front- 
ing upon said Sedgwick street wiych is not represented 
in said contract, and pay the same to the said John V 



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McAdam & Co,, when collected from the property 
owners ; and that the Board of Public Works advertise 
for bids for the intersections and let same to the lowest 
responsible bidder, and have executed proper bonds for 
the carrying out and completing the work ; and that 
the contractor be compelled to enter into a contract to 
wait for payment until the City is in a position to pay 
and save the City harmless from such delay. 

Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys, South 
Division, on repairing Polk street between Fifth 
avenue and the Bridge, laid over and published May 
29, 1876. 

Aid. Aldrich moved to concur in the report, and pass 
the order recommended by the Committee. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Pearsons, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Ker- 
ber, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, White, 
Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, 
Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsen- 
barth. Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 33, 

Nays — None. ', 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be and are 
hereby directed to notify the owners of the property 
fronting on Polk street, between the west line of Fifth 
avenue and Polk street Bridge, to repair the curb-walls 
in front of their property, and raise them to the grade 
of said street between said points; and be it further 
ordered, that said Board put said street in good order 
from Fifth avenue to bridge. 

Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division, on order to pave intersections of West Lake 
street, from Western avenue to C. & N. W. R. R., laid 
over and published May 29, 1876. 

Aid. Cleveland moved to pass the order. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to amend the order by striking 
out the words " the intersections and," and adding the 
following : 

" Ordered, That the Board of Public Works advertise 
for bids for the intersections and let same to lowest 
responsible bidder, and have executed proper bonds 
for the carrying out and completing the work, and 
that the contractor be compelled to enter into a con- 
tract to wait for payment until the City is in a position 
to pay, and save the city harmless from such delay." 

Aid. Thompson moved to amend the amendment by 
adding thereto the words, *' and in no event shall the 
price paid for intersections be greater than that paid 
for paving the rest of the street." 

Aid. Gilbert accepted the amendment of Aid, 
Thompson, 

Aid. Cleveland accepted the amendment of Aid. 
Gilbert as amended by Aid, Thompson, and the order 
as amended was 



The following is the order as passed: 

Whereas, Over seven-eighths of the owners of the 
property on West Lake street between Western avenue 
and the R. R. track, have signed a contract with De 
Golyer & Co., for the paving of the street. 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works grant a 
permit for said improvement, and also advertise for 
proposals for paving in front of the lots not represented 
by said contract, the paving to be of the same kind as 
contracted for by the owners of property represented in 
their contract : 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works advertise 
for bids for the intersections, and let same to the lowest 
responsible bidder, and have executed proper bonds for 
the carrying out and completing the work, and that 
the contractor be compelled to enter into a contract to 
wait for payment until the City is in a position to pay, 
and save the City harmless from such delay, and in no 
event shall the price paid for intersections be greater 
than that paid for paving the rest of the street. 

Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D., 
on ordinance repealing ordinances for opening Artesian 
avenue and Seymour street, laid over and published 
May 29th, 1876. 

Aid. Cleveland moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Lengacher moved to reconsider the vote last 
taken. 

The motion prevailed. 



Aid. Lengacher moved that the ordinance be passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Al- 
drich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, 
Lodding, Kerber, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, "Van Osdel, 
Smith, White, Brigg."!, Throop, McOrea, Rawleigh, 
Cleveland, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Len- 
gacher, Linsenbarth. Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk. 
—33. 

Nays — Wheeler. — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago : 

Sec. 1. That the ordinance for opening or extending 
Seymour street through to West Lake street, passed by 
the Council March 6th, 1876, be and the same is hereby 
repealed. 

Sec. 2, That the ordinance for opening or extending 
Artesian avenue through to West Lake street, passed 
by this Council March 6th, 1876, be and the same is 
hereby repealed. 

Report of Committee on Fire and Water on petition 
for reappointment of D. C. Cregier, laid over and pub- 
lished May 29, 1876. 

• Aid. Aldrich moved that the report be referred to the 
Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Aldrich called for the previous question, but the 
call was not sustained by yeas and nays as follows : 

Ye2s — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aid- 
rich, Thompson, Gilbert, Briggs, Cleveland, Niesen, 
Waldo, Lengacher, Boser, Kirk — 14, 

N'ws — Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Kerber, 
O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, White, 
Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Wheeler, Ryan, Baum- 
garten, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney — 20. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the presiding officer have 
the privilege of making a personal explanation. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Sheridan moved that the matter be postponed 
temporarily and that a series of questions propounded 
by him to Chief Engineer Chesbrough and the answers 
thereto be published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the communication : 

1, Are the pumping works under Mr, Trautman's 
management in as good condition as they ever were ? 

Ans, To the best of my knowledge and belief they 
are, 

2. Was Mr, Farron, one of the engineers at the 
pumping works, transferred to the employ of the New 
York firm, who are building the West Side engines, 
with the approval of the Board, or with your approval ? 

Ans, The approval of the Board was not asked for ; 
I was not consulted. 

3. Was it not at Mr. Cregier's instance that Mr. Farron 
was transferred from the employ of the city to that of 
the contractors ? 

Ans, I understand the transfer was made by Mr. 
Cregier, 

4, Who succeeded Mr, Farron ? 
Ans, Mr. Horner. 

6. Is Horner, who succeeded Farron, as good an en- 
gineer as Farron? 

Ans. He is not cousidered so to the best of my 
knowledge. 

6. Was the Board, or were you consulted by Mr.Cre- 
gier about Warner's employment ? 

Ans, (See answer to second question.) 

7. Was Mr, Cregier ever employed by the Quintard 
Iron Works, of New York, the firm who are building 
the West Side engines ? 

Ans, (See answer to next question, 

8. Did Mr, Cregier attend to their business in Chi- 
cago for the Quintard Iron Works ; I mean the hiring 
of teamsters to haul the machinery from the depot to 
the pumping works lot, the paying of their freight and 
all such work ? 

Ans. To some extent he has attended to business for 
the Quintard Iron Works, 

9. Did he do all that for nothing, or was he em- 
ployed by both the Company and the city ? 

Ans. I have no knowledge whatever of Mr. Cre- 
gier's bargain with the Quintard Iron Works — I sup- 
pose he received his regular salary from the city. 

10. Do you think it was a proper act to transfer Mr. 
Farron and get an inferior man in his place without 
asking you or the Board of Public Works if such a 
transfer would meet their approval. 



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Ans. Not if he knew or believed he was puttiug an 
inferior man there. 

11. "When Mr. Cregier took a ten days' leave of absence 
last year, did he go to New York to advise with the New 
York fimi about the construction of the West Side en- 
gines? 

Ans. I was not informed either by Mr. Cregier or the 
Quintard Iron Works Co., with regard to this matter. 

12. Did he give such advice by the request of his 
superior officer ? 

Ans. (See answer to eleventh question.) 

13. If he was not sent by the City and went as a 
friend of the Quintard Iron Works to advise them, did 
they pay him for that advice? 

Ans. I merely know that he was absent from the 
City about ten days at one time, and that he intended 
to go to New York, but was not informed as to the par- 
ticular object of his journey. 

14. During those ten days while he was either en- 
joying himself in travel or advising a iirm of con- 
tractors, was not the charge of the pumping works de- 
volved upon the three assistant engineers? 

Ans. The pumping engines were worked as usual 
during his absence by the assistants. 

15. If they were not able to run the works with 
safety to the City during his absence, was it not crimi- 
nal for him to leave them in charge of these men ? 

Ans. I never supposed Mr. Cregier doubted the 
ability of his assistants to run the engines during his 
absence. 

16. Do you think the interests of the City are en- 
dangered by Mr. Cregier's absence from the Water 
Works ? 

Ans. I have a very high opinion of Mr. Cregier's 
ability as a mechanical engineer but cannot believe 
the City's inteieets in this or any other department arc 
dependent upon the life of any man. 

17. If Mr. Cregier died or had resigned, w^oi^ld you 
have recommended Mr. Trautman's appointment as his 
successor ? 

Ans. I should. 

Aid. Aldrich presented an ordinance abolishing the 
office of City Comptroller and transferring the duties of 
such office to the City Clerk, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. White moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Sommer, Lodding, Kerber, O'Brien, White, 
Throop, Wheeler, Ryan, Niesen, Lengacher, Linsen- 
barth, Boser — 12. 

Nays — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, 
Aldrich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Lawler, 
Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, McCrea, Raw- 
leigh, Cleveland, Baumgarten, Waldo, Murphy, 
Sweeney, Kirk— -CI. 

Aid. Stewart presented amendments to Rules 46, 49 
and 53, which were 
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Rosenberg moved that when the Council ad- 
journs it be until Friday, June 16th, at 3 o'clock p. m. 
The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Judiciary, on nomination of 
Henry Best, laid over and published June 5, 1876. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the report and 
adopt the resolution recommended by the Committee. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted: 

Resolved, That the Law Department advise the Coun- 
cil how, by whom and when the Clerks of the Police 
Courts of the West and North Divisions of the City 
may be appointed and removed ; and also, how, by 
whom and when the Justices of the Police Coui-ts of 
the three Divisions of the City may be appointed and 
removed ; and what power, if any, the Council has to 
change or fix the compensation of any of the Justices 
or Clerks of the Police Courts. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Lodding, O'Brien, White, Cleveland, Wheeler, 
Ryan, Lengacher, Murjjhy, Sweeney — 9. 

Nays — Pearsons, McAuiey, Ballard, Rosenberg, 
Aldrich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Som- 



mer, Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, 
Throop, McCrea, Rawloigh, Baumgarten, Waldo, Lin- 
seubarth, Boser, Kirk — 24. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ORDI- 
NANCES. 

Aid. Thompson moved to amend Rule 46 by striking 
out the words "unanimous consent," and inserting 
the words " by vote of one third of all the Aldei-men 
elected." 

Aid. Lengacher moved that the motion be referred to 
the Committee on Judiciary. . 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Kerber presented a commiinication from resi- 
dents of the Seventh Ward, asking that James H. Hil- 
dreth be expelled from the Council, and a vacancy 
declared, and a resolution relative thereto, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Gilbert presented a resolution directing the 
Comptroller not to pay any bills for extra legal services, 
&c., until ordered by the Council, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Gilbert presented a resolution relative to abolish- 
ing the office of Superintendent of Buildings, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Public Buildings. 

Aid. Lengacher presented a resolution relative to 
Aldermen who are in arrears of taxes and moved its 
adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Whereas, Section 33 of City Charter provides that 
" No person shall be eligible to the office of Alderman 
unless he shall be a qualified elector, and resides within 
the ward for which he is elected, nor shall he bo eligible 
if he is in arrears in the payment of his taxes or other 
liability due the City," &c. 

And Whereas, It is currently reported that several 
members of this Council were, at the time of their 
election, in arrears in the payment of their taxes, both 
the real and personal, therefore, 

Be it Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby directed to report to the Council at the earliest 
possible moment, the names of all members of this 
Council (if any) who are in arrear of taxes, either 
personal or on real estate, also the names (if any) of 
those members of this Council who paid their taxes 
subsequent to their election, viz. : April 18th, 1876. 
J. LENGACHER, 
Alderman Sixteenth Ward. 

Aid. Linsenbarth presented an order for the paving 
of Schiller street, from North Clark street to Dearborn 
avenue, by private contract, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Whereas, The property owners on Schiller street, 
between the east line of North Clark street and the 
west line of Dearborn avenue, have signed a contract 
with Charles Krick for the grading and paving of 
Schiller street, between the above points, therefore 
be it ., 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be and they 
are hereby directed to issue a permit to Charles Krick 
to grade and pave Schiller s,treet, between the east line 
of North Clark street and the west line of Dearborn 



Aid. Rosenberg presented a resolution relative to 
paying City employes their salaries, and moved its 
adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Comptroller of the city be re- 
quested, and he is hereby directed to prepare the neces- 
sary statement and orders upon the City Treasury from 
the books of the Comptroller's office, for the payment 
of all arreai'ages of wages, salaries, or other compensa- 
tion that may be found due and owing to all employes, 
such as members of the police, fire department, teach- 
ers of public schools, and laborers of this city, and 
clerks in various departments. 

JACOB ROSENBERG. 



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Aid. McAuley presented an order for filling and pav- 
ing alley between Franklin, Market, Monroe and 
Madison streets by jirivate contract, and moved its 
passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Whereas, A large majority of the property owners 
on the alley between Franklin street. Market street, 
Madi-jon street, and Monroe street, have signed a con- 
tract with Hawley & Barret to fill, grade and pave said 
alley in the rear of their property, and 

Whereas, Said property owners are very desirous to 
have said alley improved immediately ; 

Therefore, be it ordered that the Board of Public 
Works be, and they are hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to the said Hawley & Barret to fill, curb, grade and 
pave said alley between Franklin street and Market 
street and Madison street and Monroe street ; and be it 
further ordered that the Board of Public Works be and 
they are hereby directed to levy an assessment upon 
ninety feet (90), (not represented in said contract), to 
curb, fill, grade and pave the same at the contract 
price, and pay the same to the said Hawley & Barret 
when collected. 



Aid. Kirk moved that the Fire Marshal report to the 
Council, at its next meeting, why the Fire Department 
repairs are not made at the Water Works shop. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the motion be referred to the 
Board of Public Works. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Rawleigh presented an order directing that one- 
half the street lamps only be lighted each night, which 
was referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Communication from M. W. Hazleton relative to 
economy in creating steam at Water Works, etc., was 
referred to Committee on Fire and Water. 

ADJOURNMENT. 
Aid. Sweeney moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion prevailed and the Council stood ad- 
journed until Friday, June 16th, at 3 o'clock p. m. 
CASPAR BUTZ, 
Gity Clerk. 



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ADJOURNED REGULAE MEETING. 



J-a.2a.e iStl:., lSr7S. 



OFFICIAL BBCOBD. 

Present — Aldermen Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Bosen- 
berg, Aldrieh, Thompson, Gilbert, Sheridan, Sommer, 
Lodding, Cullerton, Kerber, Hildreth, O'Brien, Lawler, 
Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, White, Briggs, Throop, 
McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Byan, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Mur- 
phy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk, 
Ab»ent—A\deTma.ii Stewart and His Honor the Mayor. 

Aid. Kyan moved that Aid. McCrea take the Chair. 
The motion prevailed. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ORDI- 
NANCES. 

Aid. Linsenbarth presented an order directing the 
City Clerk to submit to the Council a list of all blanks, 
printed forms, &c., used in the different departments of 
the city, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the City Clerk be and he is hereby di- 
rected to submit to this Council, at the next regular 
meeting, a specified list of all blanks, printed forms, 
4c., used in the different departments of the city. 

Aid. Kirk presented a remonstrance against the im- 
provement of Huron street between Clark and St. Clair 
streets, which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D. 

Remonstrance against'opening Irving place, was 
Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Boser presented an order authorizing the paving 
of Illinois street between Wells and Market streets by 
private contract, which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D. 

Petition of Martin Burke and others, for the imme- 
diate improvement of Oak street between Wells and 
Franklin streets, was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D. 



Aid. Sheridan presented an ordinance directing th« 
Superintendent of the House of Correction to make 
quarterly reports to the County Commissioners ef com- 
mittals to the House of Correction under the criminal 
code, and moved that the ordinance be passed. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays, as follows: 

Yeas— McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrieh, Gil- 
bert, Sheridan, Lodding, Cullerton, O'Brien, Lawler, 
Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, White, Briggs, Throop, 
McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, 
Boser. Kirk— 29. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it ordained by the Oity Council of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That it shall be the duty of the Superin- 
tendent of the House of Correction to make out and 
deliver to the Clerk of the County Board of Commis- 
sioners of Cook County, on the first day of each quar- 
ter, a statement, duly verified, showing the names of all 
persons who have been confined in the House of Cor- 
rection during the quarter past, under any provivions 
of the Criminal Code of this State, the amount of fines 
and the number of days fas shown by the executions or 
mittimus from the justice or inferior courts of this 
county) of their several confinements, during said quar- 
ter, the date of their committal and the names of all 
persons discharged or released during said quarter, and 
by what authority they were discharged or released. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in forc9 from and 
after its passage. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report in relation to the financial condition of the city : 

Chicago, June 16, 1876. 
To the HoTMrable the City Gowndl of Chicag') : 

Gentlemen : Tour Committee on Finance reports as 
follows : 

The Committee has had, at various meetings, under 
consideration the financial condition of the city, and 
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the payment of accrued and accruing City indebtedness 
and the City employes. 

One member of the Committee has visited the cities 
of New York and Boston, and conferred fully with in- 
dividuals and banks holding City certificates. 

Your Committee reports that the creditors of the 
city, at home and abroad, are well satisfied to entrust 
their rights as creditors of the city in the hands of the 
present Council, and, without exception, express them- 
selves as having confidence in the ability and honesty 
of that body, and in its disposition to protect those 
rights, and pay the City's debts, principal and interest, 
at the earliest moment possible, and also to cut off all 
needless expenses, and otherwise to administer the 
affairs of the city intelligently, honestly and economi- 
cally. 

Your Committee have reason to believe and do believe 
that were it not for the entanglement of affairs in 
regard to the office of City Comptroller, an easy and 
satisfactory solution of the present financial embarrass- 
ments of the City might be reached. The City Council 
have recognized and do recognize R. P. Derickson, 
Esq., as City Comptroller. Mr. Derickson was appointed 
r by Hon. Thos. Hoyne while he was officiating as Mayor 
of the city, and was confirmed by a two-thirds vote of 
the City Council after having been removed by the pres- 
ent acting Mayor of the city, and was thereby recog- 
nized and restored as Comptroller. Hence your Finance 
Committee have felt it their duty to recognize Mr. 
Derickson as the lawful Comptroller of the city, and 
they have so done, and have refused to in any manner 
recognize the right of any other person to act in that 
capacity. 

Yet, as is well known, Mr. S. S. Hayes, formerly City 
Comptroller, assumes yet to act in that capacity, claim- 
ing that he is the lawful oiHcer of the city. He refuses 
to deliver up to Mr. Derickson the said office, 
its books, papers, etc., or to accede to a propo- 
sition made to him in the presence of your 
Committee by Mr. Derickson, in the interest 
of the city, that they both should abandon all 
claims upon the office and allow some third person, 
upon whom all parties might agree, to be appointed to 
the place. 

Your Committee further desire to state that they 
believe that it is utterly impossible for them, or 
for this Council, to legally co-operate with Mr. 
Hayes in measures touching the financial affairs of 
the city, as his views are not in accordance with the 
views of the Committee or Council, as your Committee 
understand them. Such being the state of affairs, 
your Committee have experienced the greatest diflBculty 
in handling the affairs committed to them, as it is essen- 
tjial that they should have full and prompt information 
from, and the co-operation of, the person or persons 
having possession of the office and papers of the City 
Comptroller. 

And your Committee has reason to believe that 
neither banks nor individuals at home or abroad will 
recognize either Mr. Derickson or Mr. Hayes as Comp- 
troller under present circumstances, or loan money upon 
certificates drawn against the tax levy of 1876 signed 
by either of said gentlemen : also, your Committee has 
been informed by Clinton Briggs, Esq., City Treasurer, 
that, as such officer, he will not recognize or honor any 
drafts drawn upon him signed by either Mr. Hayes or 
Mr. Derickson, or by both of them jointly, he taking 
the ground that there is no legal Comptroller of the 
city. Mr. Briggs indicates, however, that he will honor 
drafts drawn by this committee and will obey the orders 
of the City Council. 

Your Committee believe that, had it not been for 
the most unfortunate state of affairs in regard to 
said office of Comptroller, they could, more than 
a month ago, have made provision for the pay- 
ment of all ciiy indebtedness now due or about to 
become due, and could have obtained all the money 
needed to pay off the employes of the city, including 
the poor men woiking upon its streets and otherwise, 
wlio are, many of them, actually suffering for money 
due tliern from the city, which should have been paid 
months before the present Council was elected. 

Your Committee are under the impression that the 
City Council is the body upon whom devolves, under 
our present charter, the management and control of the 
finances of the City, and that no individual, whether 
he he (!()nii)troIler, hook-keeper, or other subordinate, 
lias any right or power to assume and exercise such 



control in defiance of the City Council, Such your 
Committee believe to be the law, and such certain- 
ly is the view taken by capitalists, business men, 
and imbiased non-partisan lawyers of standing. 

In conclusion, your Committee state that, in their 
opinion, if so authorized by resolution or otherwise, by 
the City Council, your Committee on Finance, in con- 
nection with the City Treasurer and City Clerk, can 
make satisfactory arrangements for paying, or arrang- 
ing for the time being, the bonds of the city which ma- 
ture JuTy 1, 1876, which amount to $95,000, as, also, the 
interest due on city bonds July 1, 1876, which amounts 
to about $466,000, and can obtain money with which to 
pay the city employes, firemen, policemen, teachers, 
and laboring men, whose necessities and the equity of 
whose claims your Committee are impressed with and 
have deeply at heart. 

S. H. McCREA, 
J. B. BRIGGS, 
' JACOB ROSENBERG, 
D. K. PEARSONS. 

The following resolution accompanied the report: 

Besolved, By the City Council of the City of Chicago, 
that the Finance Committee of this Council, in connec- 
tion with the City Treasurer and the City Clerk, be and 
they are hereby authorized to make such arrangements 
as they are able to and think advisable, concerning the 
payment or carrying of the 95 $1,000 bonds maturing 
July 1, 1876, and the interest on city bonds, which falls 
due July 1, 1876, amounting to $466,000 ; and for the 
obtaining of money necessary for the payment of the 
city employes, whether by anticipating and drawing 
against the tax levy of 1876 or otherwise, in the discre- 
tion of said Finance Committee, the said City Treasurer 
and City Clerk. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report dnd 
■ adopt the resolution accompanying it. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Sheridan, Lodding, Cullerton, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, White, Briggs, 
Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, 
Baumgarten,«Niesen, Waldo, Linsenbarth, Boser, Kirk 
—28. 

Nays — O'Brien, Murphy, Sweeney — 3. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred an ordi- 
nance to abolish the oflBce of City Comptroller, submitted 
a report recommending that the ordinance be referred 
to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report, and 
the motion prevailed. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the Committee on Judi- 
ciary be requested to report on the ordinance abolish- 
ing the office of Comptroller at the next regular meet- 
ing of the Council. 

The motion prevailed. 



The same Committee submitted a report on a com- 
munication from Thomas Hoyne, notifying the Com- 
mittee that he declined being longer held bound for 
any of the acts of S. S.* Hayes as Comptroller, recom- 
mending that the communication be referred to the 
Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was refen-ed a resolu- 
tion directing the Comptroller not to pay any bills for 
extra legal services, etc., submitted a report recom- 
mending its adoption. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report and 
adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Besolved, That the Comptroller be and he is hereby 
ordered not to pay, honor or audit any bill or account 
for special legal services, until such bill or account shall 
first be brought before and passed on by this Council: 
and it is also ordered that no special legal services be 
retained for any purpose or officer of the City Govern- 
ment, either on behalf of the City Government or any 
officer or person, before the consent of this Council ia 
flret had and obtained. 



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ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred a resolu- 
tion concerning public works, submitted a report 
thereon. 

Aid. CuUerton and Ryan requested that the report be 
laid over and published. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and City Council of the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen: Tour Financial Committee, to whom 
was referred the resolution of Aid. Throop, inquiring if 
the interest of the City does not require the suspension, 
for the present, of work upon the several contracts for 
public improvements, would respectfully report: The 
present financial condition of the City does not warrant 
the further prosecution of any of the public improve- 
ments now under contract, and would recommend that 
no new contract be entered into whereby the City 
assumes new financial obligations. 

S. H. McCREA, 
J. B. BRIGGS, 
JACOB ROSENBERG, 
D. K. PEARSONS, 

Committee of Finance. 

The following is the resolution : 

Resolved, That the Finance Committee inquire and 
report to the City Council, as soon as practicable, 
whether the interests of the City do not require the 
suspension, for the present, of work upon the several 
contracts for public improvements. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred a claim 
from W. W. Kennedy for a desk and police hat, sub- 
mitted a report adverse to its payment. . 

Aid. White and O'Brien requested that the report be 
laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Honorable Mayor and Common Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Gentlemen: Your Finance Committee, to whom 
was referred the bill of W. W. Kennedy for one black 
walnut desk and regulation hat, would report adversely 
to said claim on account of the discrepancy of dates of 
bill, and the certificate attached by Geo. M. Miller and 
Sam'l A. Ellis. S. H. McCREA, 

J. B. BRIGGS, 
JACOB ROSENBERG, 
D. K. PEARSONS. 

Committee on Finance. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, »; D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D., to whom 
was referred an ordinance concerning the Chicago & 
South Atlantic Railroad, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the ordinance be placed on file. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred an ordi- 
nance repealing an ordinance for widening Farrell 
street from Archer avenue to Thirty-first street, sub- 
mitted a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Sheridan and White requested that the report 
be laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of Vie City of Chicago in 
Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, South Divi- 
sion, to whom was referred the report and ordinance re- 
pealing an ordinance for widening Farrell street from 
Archer avenue to Thirty-first street, having had the 
same under advisement, respectfully report : That they 
have had the matter under consideration and recom- 
mend the passage of the annexed ordinance. 

JAMES H. GILBERT, 
ADDISON BALLARD, 
MARK SHERIDAN, 
WM. ALDRICH. 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D. 

Office of the Boabd of Public Wobks, 

Chicago, May 29, 1876. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in City 
Council assembled : 

The Board of Public Works transmit herewith a com- 
munication from Francis Adams, Esq., acting Corpora- 
tion Counsel, together with an Ordinance prepared by 



him, repealing an Ordinance for the Widening of Far- 
rell street from Archer avenue to Thirty-first street. 
They respectfully ask the passage of said Ordinance. 

Respectfully' submitted. 

R. PRINDIVILLE, ) Board of 
J. K. THOMPSON, J Public Works. 
City Law Department, 

Chicago, 111, May ?,1, 1876. 
To the Honorable the Board of Public Works: 

Gentlemen : The City Council, Jan. 4, 1875, passed, 
and the Mayor, Jan. 7, 1875, approved an ordinance for 
the widening of Farrell street to the width of fifty (50) 
feet, from Thirty-first street to Archer avenue, and di» 
recting a petition to be filed for the ascertainment by a 
jury of the compensation to be made for private prop^ 
erty to be taken or damaged for the said improvement. 
A petition was filed accordingly, and on Wednesday, 
the 24th inst., the matter came on to be heard in the 
Superior Court before the Hon. John A. Jameson and a 
jury. The jury this morning rendered their verdict in 
the case. The verdict is such that, in my judgement, a 
special assessment on property benefited to pay the 
compensation and damages found by the verdict of the 
jury is practically impossible. My reasons for this 
opinion are as follows : 

Farrell street for about 430 feet north of Thirty-first 
street is 40 feet wide, thence to Lyman street it is 50 
feet wide, thence to Archer avenue it is 25 feet wide. 
The improvement requires 10 feet to be taken from the 
east ends of the lots bordering on the street where it is 
40 feet wide and 25 feet from the east ends of the lots 
bordering on the street where it is 25 feet wide. The 
lots from which 10 feet will be taken will be left 98 feet 
in depth, and the lots from which 25 feet is taken will 
be left 84.64 feet deep. The witnesses for the city, viz.: 
James H. Rees, Albert L. Coe., Hermann Benze and 
William H. Carter, testified that the proper measure of 
compensation for the land taken in case of any partic- 
ular lot is the difference between the value of the lot 
as it now is and its value if shortened 10 or 25 feet as. 
the case may be, with the same surroundings, and withr 
out reference to the improvement. 

As for instance, if the lot is worth $1000 and you 
shrunk it 25 feet, leaving the remainder worth $600, 
then witness would fix the compensation at $400 ; all 
these witnesses testified that the parts of lots left would 
not be decreased in value by widening the street east of 
them from 40 to 50 feet, or from 25 to 50 feet as the case 
may be. 

The jury, by their verdict, find the compensation at 
a very high figure for the parts of lots taken, and also 
in every instance awarded damages to the parts of lots 
left. The Court has ruled that where damages aire 
awarded to parts of lots left, such parts of lots cannot 
be assessed for benefits. The consequence of this rule 
in this particular case is that sub-lots 5 to 28 inclusive 
in Hardee & Hafer's Subdivision, between Lyman 
street and Archer avenue, which will be left 84.86 feet 
in depth, and sub-lots 1 to 19 inclusive in the Subdivi- 
sion of the south part of lot 6, immediately north of 
Thirty-first street, which will be left 98 feet in def)th, 
cannot be assessed to pay for the improvement. 

In other words, no assessment can be made on any 
of the tier of lots west of the improvement between 
Lyman street and Archer avenue, where the street is 
now 25 feet wide, or the lots west of the improvement 
for about 400 feet noith of Thirty-first street, where 
Farrell street is now 40 feet wide. 

I am satisfied, from the testimony of the witnesses 
for the city and from experience and observation, that 
commissioners acting under oath would consider this 
property benefited, and that it should be assessed, also 
that if it were not assessed, and consequently the bur- 
den increased on the property opposite to it across the 
street, it would be next to impossible to sustain the 



All of the owners of property to be taken have con- 
tested the improvement vigorously and pertinaciously, 
and I have no hope that on a new trial the verdict 
would be more favorable to the improvement. It has 
been contested by Messrs. Hardee & Hafer, who own 
all the property between Lyman street and Archer 
avenue, with the exception of three or four lots, upon 
the ground that Keeley street, which bounds their prop- 
erty on the west, is all the street required by their 
property, and that the opening of a street 50 feet wide 
at the east ends of their lots would be a positive 
damage. 



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Under these circumstances, I am of opinion tliat you 
should report the facts to the city council, and recom- 
mend the passage of the ordinance herewith submitted, 
repealing the ordinance ordering the improvement. 
Bespectfully, FRANCIS ADAMS, 

Attorney for tfie City. 

AN ORDINANCE 
Bepealing an ordinance for the widening of Farrell 

street. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago. 

Section 1. That an ordinance entitled " An ordi- 
nance for the widening of Farrell street from Thirty- 
first street to Archer avenue,"' passed by the Uommon 
Council of said city January 4, 1675, and approved by 
the Mayor of said city January 7, 1875, be and the 
Bam« is hereby repealed, and all proceedings pending 
under or by virtue of said ordinance in the Superior 
Court of Cook County are hereby directed to be dis- 
and discontinued. 



The same committee,' to whom had been referred an 
ordinance concerning the Citizens' Railway Company, 
submitted a report recommending that it be placed on 
file. 

Aid. "White moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred a petition 
for the removal of the bell from the Wabash avenue 
crossing of the C. B. & Q. R. R., submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an accompanying or- 
dinance. 

Aid. Ryan and White requested that the report be laid 
over and published. 

The following.is the report : 
To the Mayor antd Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, South Divi- 
sion, to whom was referred a petition for the removal of 
the bell at the crossing of the C. B. & Q. B. R. on Wa- 
bash avenue, having had the same under advisement, 
respectfully report : That the said petition is signed by 
all the residents in tbat vicinity, and while your com- 
mittee believe that the bell is a safeguard, still we defer 
to the wishes of the citizens, and recommend the pas- 
sage of the accompanying ordinance. 

All of which is respecttuUy submitted. 

JiMES H. GILBERT, 
WM. ALDBICH, 
ADDISON BALLABD, 
MARK SHEBIDAN. 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D. 

The following is the ordinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 
Providing for the removal of the bell at the Wabash 

avenue crossing of the C. B. & Q. R. R. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy 
Railroad Company be and is hereby required to re- 
move the bell placed at the Wabash avenue crossing of 
said railroad; and said crossing is hereby exempted 
from the provisions of an ordinance passed March 27, 
1871, concerning bell towers, etc. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred a petition 
for the removal of railroad tracks from South Clark street, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of an ac- 
companying ordinance. 

Aid. Aldrich and White requested that the report be 
laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in Com- 
mon Counc I assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D., to 
whom was referred the petition of certain property 
owners residing on South Clark street, between 
12th street and ::2d street, to have the tracks removed 
from South Clark street, having had the same un- 
der advisement, respectfully report : That we have had 
the matter under consideration and beg leave further to 



report that we advise the passage of the annexed ordi- 
nance. 

JAMES H. GILBERT, 
ADDISON BALLARD, 
MARK SHERIDAN. 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. p. 
The following is the ordinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 
Concerning the use of steam power by railroads in the 

district herein named : 
Be it ordained by the City Cotmcil of the City of Chicago : 
Section 1. That from and after the first day of July, 
A. D. 1876, it shall not be lawful for any person or 
persons, by means of any steam power, to move, pro- 
pel or drive, or cause the same to be moved, propelled 
or driven, any railroad car or locomotive, upon any 
street running north and south, north of Twenty- 
second street, and between the west line of South 
Clark street and the east line of Michigan avenue, in 
said City and every person violating this ordinance 
shall be fined in a sum not less than one hundred 
and not more than two hundred dollars for each 



Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage and due publication. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred a report 
and ordinance for curbiog and paving Indiana avenue, 
in front of sundry lots, submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to concur in the report and pass 
the ordinance. 

The ujotion prevailed and the report was concurred 
in and the ordinance passed by yeas and nays, as 
follows : 

Yctts— Ballard, Aldrich, Thompson, Gilbert, Sheridan, 
CuUerton, Kerber, Hildreth, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, 
Van del, Smith, White, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, 
Rawleigb, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, 
Niesen, Waldo, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, 
Kirk— 29. 

Nays — Rosenberg — 1, 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred an 
ordinance permitting Bissell <fe Hurlbut to lay a gas 
main from the Tremont House to the Sherman House, 
submitted a report recommending that the ordinance 
be placed on file. 

Aid. White moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed.- 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred the 
remonstrance ot N. S. Bouton and others, against the 
construction of a sidewalk on Dearborn street, between 
Fourteenth and Sixteenth streets, submitted a report 
recommending that the prayer be granted. 

Aid. Throop moved that the report be recommitted 
to the Committee. 

The motion prevs^Lled. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, N. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D., t© whom 
was referred the report of the Commissioners to make 
estimates for curbing, filliog and paving Chicago 
avenue in front of sundry lots, from North Clark street 
to the North Branch of Chicago river, submitted a 
report recommending that the report be approved and 
the order thereto attached be passed. 

Aid. Sweeney moved to concur in the report and pass . 
the order. 

The motion prevailed and the order was passed by 
yeas and nays, as follows : 

Fcflw— Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Al- 
drich, Thompson, Gilbert, Sheridan, Lodding, CuUerton, 
Kerber, Hildreth, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, 
Smith, White, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, 
Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, 
Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser — 33. 

iVaj>s— Kirk— 1. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred a remon- 
strance against paving Sedgwick street, submitted a re- 
port recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Lengacher moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



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[1876. 



The same CJommittee, to whom was referred a resolu- 
tion concerning the construction of the Fullerton ave- 
nue conduit, submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Gilbert and Cleveland requested that the report 
be laid over and published. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and AJdermen of the City of Chicago in 
Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, North Divi- 
sion, to whom was referred a resolution concerning the 
construction of. the Fullerton avenue conduit, having 
had thesime under advisement, respectfully report that 
your Committee have carefully examined the subject 
matter referred, and have also called to our aid sonie 
experts, who have prepared a report which is herewith 
submitted as a part of this report. Your Committee 
desire your honorable body to consider the report of 
the experts, and judge for yourselves. 
Respectfully submitted. 

A. W. WALDO, 
DAVID MURPHY, 
J. LENGACHER, 
JACOB BOSER. 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D. 

To the Committee of the Common CovmcU on Streets and 
Alleys for the North Division : 

Gentlemen : As requested by you, we have made an 
examination of the mason work constructed in the 
Fullerton avenue conduit, and find as follows: Com- 
mencing our examination on that portion of the com- 
pleted part running west from the lake shore shaft, 
where we found test holes already cut into the brick 
work for our inspection, and we feel sorry to have to 
report that most of the holes so cut revealed to us a 
very bad piece of mason work. 

The soflat or first ring, also the second ring, being laid 
in cement and in some places the third ring, but in 
nearly all cases the outer or fourth ring we found to be 
perfectly free from cement, and the bricks being thrown 
in promiscuously, regardless of shape or solidity, and 
we think totally unfit for the pressure that it will likely 
be subjerted to at some future time. 

Therefore we cannot see any way out of the dilemma 
but by taking down the arch in sections and rebuilding 
the same, it being, in our views, the only practicable 
way of remedying the evil. 

In returning to the shaft we proceeded east along the 
conduit to the lake end, and upon examination we 
found the work, with one or two exceptions, apparently 
well done. 

We next visited the work at the Larrabee street 
shaft, where we found the work to be well done, but 
defective, owiag to the nature of the material, it being 
partly of rock and partly of clay, the clay being the 
upper part and excavated first, after which the arch was 
built and the bottom then blasted out. 

The arch being exposed to the frequent concussions 
of the flying rocks, we think is injurious to the brick 
work, but cannot "ay to what extent. 

In estimating the cost of taking down the upper arch, 
commencing at the springing line and rebuilding the 
same in sections, and basing our estimate on the length 
of 1200 feet to be so taken down, we think it will cost 
89,600 or at the rate of 88 per lineal foot. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

GEORGE CHAMBERS, 
CORNELIUS PRICE, 
R. E. MOSS, 
W. E. MORTIMER. 

Chicago, June 12, 1876. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS— WEST DIVISION. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D., to whom 
was referred an amendment to the ordinance for horse 
railway on Ogden avenue, submitted a report recom- 
mending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. CuUerton and Ryan requested that the report 
be laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D., to 
whom was referred the amendment and ordinance for 
a horse railway on Ogden avenue, having had the same 



under advisement, respectfully report: That the ordi- 
nance be placed on file. 

J. T. RAWLEIGH, 

A. G. THROOP, 
. HENRY KERBER, 

J. BEIDLER, 

A. H. SMITH, 

FRED. LODDING, 

FRANK LAWLER. 

JOHN BAUMGARTEN. 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

AN ORDINANCE 
To amend an ordinance entitled, "An ordinance for the 

construction and operation of a horse railway on 

Ogden avenue, in the City of Chicago, passed Febni- 

ary, 1876." 
Be it ordained by the Common CoiincU of the City of 

Chicago : 

The right to Chicago West Division Railway Compa- 
ny under the ordinance to which this is an amendment 
to operate said railway shall cease at the end of twenty 
years from the date of the passage of said ordinance as 
therein provided, but said railway company shall be en- 
titled to enjoy all of such rights and privileges after 
the expiration of said time and until the Common Coun- 
cil shall thereafter elect, by order for that purpose, to 
purchase said track or tracks of said railway, cars, car- 
riages, furniture and implements, and appurtenances of 
every kind and description used in the construction and 
operation of said railway, and pay for the same in the 
manner hereinafter mentioned. Such order to pur- 
chase shall fix the time when said City of Chicago will 
take such railway and other property before mentioned, 
which shall not be less than six months after the pas- 
sage of said order, and at the time of taking such rail- 
way and other property before mentioned, the City of 
Chicago shall pay to the parties operating the same a 
sum of money, to be ascertained by three commission- 
ers to be appointed for that purpose, as follows : One to 
be chosen from the disinterested free-holders of Cook 
County by the said Common Council, one in like man- 
ner by the said company, its associates or successors, 
and the two so chosen to choose the third from said 
free-holders. 

Aid. Campbell moved that the ordinance amending an 
ordinance for horse railway on Ogden avenue be made 
special order for Monday, May 1, 1876, at 9 o'clock P. M. 
The motion prevailed. 

GAS LIGHTS. 

The Committee on Gas Lights, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for two lamp posts on Franklin 
street, from Monroe street to Adams street, submitted a 
report recommending that the ordinance be placed on 
file. ^ ^ 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

PRINTING. 

The Committee on Printing, to whom was referred a 

resolution concerning alleged tampering with election 

returns of First Division, Tenth Ward, submitted a 

report recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aids. White and Lawler requested that the report be 
laid over and published. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
Common Council assembled: 

Your Committee on Printing, to whom was referred a 
resolution offered by Aid. Smith concerning alleged 
tampering with election returns of First District of 
Tenth Ward, having had the same under advisement, 
respectfully report that, upon a thorough investigation 
of the subject referred to us, we find no cause for action, 
and we recommend that the resolution be placed on 
file. 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 

JAMES A. KIRK, 
FRANK LINSENBARTH, 
D. K. PEARSONS, 
FRANK LAWLER. 

Committee on Printing. 

PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 

Aid. VanOsdel of the Committee on Public Buildings, 

asked unanimous consent for the introduction of an 

order directing said Committee to report on all matters 



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referred to them at the next regular meeting of the 
Council, etc., which was given. 

Aid. Van Osdel moved that the order be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Committee on Public Buildings 
report on all matters referred to them at the next regu- 
lar meeting of the Council, and that such report be 
made a special order at four o'clock at such meeting. 

LICENSES. 

The Committee on Licenses submitted a report con- 
cexTiing unlicensed saloons, etc., which on request of 
Aid. Sweeney and Ryan, was laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of (he CUy of Chicago in 

Common Cotmdl assembled: 

Your Committee on Licenses, having had under ad- 
visement the question of Licenses, respectfully report, 
that they have looked over the report lately presented 
by the City Marshal in regard to licensed and unli- 
censed saloons, and find the number of unlicensed 
saloons to be 447 ; pool tables, 586 ; billiard tables, 249 ; 
ten-pin alleys, 3. 

They would recommend to the Council that an order 
be passed instructing the City Clerk to furnish the 
names of all delinquents to the City Attorney, for im- 
mediate prosecution ; and instructing the Clerk further 
to publish the list of such names in two daily City 
newspapers, one printed in the English and one in tlie 
German language, selecting such papers as will print it 
at the lowest rate. 

JACOB ROSENBERG, 
S. H. McCREA, 
S. E. CLEVELAND, 
JOHN BAUMGARTEN, 
A. W. WALDO. 

Committee on Licenses. 

The following is the resolution : 

Resolved, That the City Clerk be and is hereby in- 
structed to furnish to the City Attorney the names of 
all saloon keepers who have failed to take out a city 
license, as appears from the report of the City Marshal, 
and that the Clerk be and is hereby further instructed 
to publish the names of all such delinquents in two 
daily city newspapers, one published in the English 
and one in the German language, selecting such papers 
as will print them at the lowest rate. 

WHARVES AND PUBLIC GROUNDS. 
The Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds, to 
whom was referred the petition of C. H. Gaubert for 
permission to build a dock on the lake front, submitted 
a report recommending the passage of an accompanying 
order. 

Aid. Sweeney and Ryan requested that the report be 
laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in Com- 
mon Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds, to 
whom was referred petition of C. H. Gaubert for per- 
mission to build dock on lake shore in front of Gardner 
House, having had the same under advisement, respect- 
fully report: 

That we see no objection to granting the prayer of the 
petition, and we, therefore, recommend the passage of 
the following order : 



Ordered, That permission and authority be and the 
same is hereby given to C. H. Gaubert to build a dock 
on the lake shore in front of the Gardner House. Pro- 
vided, said dock shall be seventy-five feet in length and 
twenty feet in width, and of neat and ornamental ap- 
pearance ; and provided, further, that he shall remove 
such dock whenever ordered by the proper authorities. 
J. B. BRIGGS, 
JACOB ROSENBERG, 
WM. WHEELER, 
J. W. STEWART, 
JAMES A. KIRK, 
Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ORDI- 
NANCES. 

Aid. Lawler presented a resolution concerning the 
calling of Committee meetings and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Chairmen of Committees, when 
calling the members of the same together to transact 
business referred to them by the Common Council, bo 
requested hereafter to give the City Clerk notice forty- 
eight hours previous to such Committee meeting being 
held. 

Aid. Bawleigh moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays, as follows : 

rea«— McAuley, O'Brien, McCrea, Rawleigh, Ryan, 
Niesen, Waldo, Murphy — 8. 

^aj^s— Pearsons, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Sheridan, Lodding, CuUerton, Kerber, Law- 
ler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, White, Briggs, Throop, 
Cleveland, Wheeler, Baumgarten, Lineenbarth, Swee- 
ney, Boser, Kirk — 24. 

Aid. Aldrich presented a preamble and resolution 
concerning the appointment of C. H. Morse as Assist- 
ant Corporation Counsel, which was 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary, with instruc- 
tions to report at the next meeting of the Council. 

Aid. Throop moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeoa— Lawler, Rawleigh, Wheeler, Ryan, Waldo— 5. 

^ays— Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Al- 
drich, Thompson, Gilbert, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, 
Cullerton, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, White, Briggs, 
Throop, McCrea, Cleveland, Baumgarten, Niesen, Lin- 
senbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk— 26. 

Aid. Thompson presented an ordinance providing 
that the City Attorney shall have control of the Law 
Department, etc., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

ADJOURNMENT. 
Aid. Rawleigh moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion prevailed and the Council stood ad- 
journed. 

CASPAR BUTZ, 
aty Clerk. 



June 19, J 



69 



[1876. 



CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING 



TvLzie letii, laTs. 



OFFICIAL. RECOED. 

Present— AW. Pearsons, McAnley, Ballard, Rosenberg, 
Aldncii, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Som- 
mer, Lodding, Cullerton, Kerber, 0'13rien,LawJei-,Beid- 
ler, Van Usdel, Smith, White, Briggs, Thruop, McCrea, 
Kawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Rjan, Baumgarten, 
Niesen,VValdo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Swee- 
ney, Boser and Kirk. 

Absent— Aid. Hildreth and His Honor the Mayoi". 

Aid. Pearsons moved that Aid. Thrcop take the chair. 
The motion prevailed. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. McAuley moved that the minutes of the regular j 
meetings, held June 12th and 16th, be approved, with- 
out being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF OFFICERS. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
from His Honor the Mayor. 

Mayor's Office, June 19, 1876. 
Honoralle City Cc/uncil of the City of Chicago : 

Gentlemin: As I deem it necessary and expedient 
for the interests of the City of Chicago that a City 
VVeighfcr be established at the Chicago & Pacific Rail- 
road Co.'s Depot, by virtue of the power and authority 
conterred upon me by law, I hereby appoint Ajnos 
Hathaway aa such Weigher, and respecttully ask the 
concurrence of your iionorable body in such appoint- 
"'*^°t- H. 1). COLVIN, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Baumgarden moved to confirm the appointment 
of Amos Hathaway. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

reas— Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Gil- 
bert, Sheridan, Somnier, Lodding, Cullerton, Ker))er, 
O^Bnen, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Throop, 
McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Mur- 
phy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk— liO. „ 

Nays — Jione. 



ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Mayok'kS Office, June 19, 1876. 
To the Honorable the City Council of the City of Chicago : 
Gentlemen : As I deem it necessary and 'expedient 
for the interests of the City of Chicago that a City 
Weigher be established at No. 632 Larrabee street, 
southeast corner of that thoroughfare and Center sts., 
by virtue of the power and authority conferred upon 
me by law, I hereby appoint Anton La Motte as such 
City Weigher, and respectfully ask the concurrence of 
your honorable body in such appointment. 
Respectfully, 

H: D. COL YIN, 

Mayor. 
Aid. Thompson moved that the communication be 
referred to the Committee on Markets. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Mayor's Office, June 19, 1876. 
Honorable City Council of the City of Chicago : 

Gentlemen : As I deem it necessary and expedient 
for the interests of the City of Chicago, that a City 
Weigher be established on corner North and Elston 
avenue, by viitue of the power and authority con- 
ferred upon me by law, I herebv appoint Frank Richter 
as such Weigher, and respectfully ask the concurrence 
of your Honorable body in such appointment. 

Respectfully, H. D. COLVIN, 

Mayor. 
The communication was referred to the Committee 
on Markets. 



I ALSO, 

The following communicatioft : 
f Mayor's Office, June 19, 1876. 

I Honorable City Council of the City of Chicago : 

Gentlemen : By virtue ot the powei- arni authority 
i ■ conferred upon me by law, I have removed Redmond 
! Prindiville from the office of Commis^sioner of the Board 
i of Public Works. Respectfully, H. D. COLYIN, 
I Mayor, 



Jiine 19,] 



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Aid. Sheridan moved that the City Council do not 
concur in the removal of Redmond Prindiville from 
the office of Commissioner of the Board of Public Works. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yea*^— McAuley, Ballard, Eosenberg, Thompson, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, 
Kerber, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Briggs, 
Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, 
Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Liusenbarth, 
Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk— 32. 

iVaj/s— Smith, White— 2. 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Mayoe's Office, June 19th, 1876. 
To the Honorable City Council of the City of Chicago : 

Gentlemen : By virtue of the power and authority 
conferred upon me by law, I hereby appoint John 
O'Niel to the office of Commissioner of the Board of 
Public Works to fill the vacancy created on said Board 
bv the removal ol Redmond Prindiville. Respectfully, 
' H. D. COLVIN, 

Mayor. 
Aid. Sweeney moved that the communication of his 
Honor the Mayor be placed on file. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The follow ing communication : 

Mayor's Office, June 19th, 1876. 
To the Honorable City Council of the City of Chicago : 

Gentlemen : In accordance with law, I hereby re- 
port to your Honorable body the names of persons 
imprisoned for violation of City ordinances, who have 
been released by me during the week ending Saturday, 
June 17th, 1876, together with the cause of such re- 
John Brown, James Daly, James Jordan, John 
Andrew, Thomas Ryan, Mike Berry, James McLaugh- 
lin, Rensen Arnold, Henry Butter, Charles Hart, 
Patrick Howard, R. Hendricks, Peter Cook, Henry 
Meyer, John Murphy, Peter Lander, William Murphy, 
Andrew Lund, Robert Sully, William Smith, Mike 
Berry, Tim Mitchell, William Warren, Daniel Zimmel, 
Patrick Burns, Cornelius Bell, Mary Brennan, Mary 
Mad, Mary Smith, Margaret Mlsou, Annie Moore, 
Mary Smith, Martha Hacker, Nettie Lee, Kate Phelps, 
Hattie Frisk, Nellie Anderson, Ellen Ford, Merrill 
Sheneman, Annie McCarthy, Joseph Briggs, Anthony 
Kileogue, Thomas O'Neill, Daniel Peudergast, James 
Franklin, Charles Edwards, Michael Mitchell, Charles 
Kickhouse, Thomas Lynch, Samuel Homer, James 
Lynch, Jennie Riley, John McHenry, Mary Reardon, 
Mary Smith, Mary McMahon : Released in accordance 
with provisions of sec. 68, charter of 1872, and opinions 
of City Attorney. 

Daniel Carroll : Released on intercession of family. 
H. D. COLVIN, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the communication be 
placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Mayor's Office, June 19th, 1876. 
To the Ho7torable Oitu Council of the City of Chicago : 
Gentlemen— By virtue of the power and authority 
conferred upon me by law, I have removed Thomas 
Hamilton from the office of Inspector of Steam Boilers 
in the City ot Chicago. 

Respectfully, 

H. D. COLVIN, 

Mayor. 
Aid. Thompson moved to refer the communication to 
the Committee on Fire and Water. 
The motion prevailed. 

also, 
The following communication : 

Mayor's Offick, June 19th, 1876. 
To the Honorable City Cd^Micd of the City of Chvi-ago : 
Gentlkmkn— By virtue of the power and authority 
conferred upon me by law, I hereby appoint John D. 
Muridiy, to the office of Inspector of Steam Boilers in 
tlie (^ity of Chicago, vt^r Thomas Hamilton removed. 
Re8p(!ctfnlly, 

n. D. COLVIN, 

Mayor. 



Aid. Smith moved that the communication be referred 
to Committee on Fire and Water. 
The motion prevailed. 

The Board of Public Works presented a report in an- 
swer to a resolution offered by Alderman Niesen, in re- 
gard to the construction of a sewer on North Halsted 
street from Willow street, to the city limits. 

Aid. McCrea moved that the communication be placed 
on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

also, 
A report in answer to a resolution adopted by the Coun- 
cil, asking what prevented the establishment of a work 
shop for the use of the fire department at the pumping 
works. 

Aid. Sweeney moved that the report be placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for curbing and paving the alley 
in front of Sub- Lot 8 of Lot 1, Block 81, School Section 
Addition to Chicago. 

By unanimous consent, on inotion of Aid. McAuley, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by 
yeas and nays, as follows : 

Feos— Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Al- 
drich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommeiv 
Lodding, Cullerton, Kerber, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, 
Van Osdel, Smith, White, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, 
Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Baumgarten, Niesen, 
Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, 
Boser, Kirk — 34. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance establishing sidewalk width on 
Halsted street from Archer avenue to Egan avenue. 
• By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Sheridan, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by 
yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Al- 
drich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewai-t, Sheridan, Sommer, 
Lodding, Cullerton, Kerber, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, 
Van Osdel, Smith, White, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, 
Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Baumgarten, Ni.sen, 
Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, 
Boser, Kirk — 34. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance, as passed : 
AN ORDINANCE 
Establishing sidewalk space on Halsted street, from 

Archer avenue to Egan avenue. 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

Section 1. That the sidewalk width on Halsted street 
from Archer avenue to Egan avenue, be and the same 
is hereby established at twelve feet. 

Sec. 2. That all ordinances or parts of ordinances con- 
flicting with this ordinance, be and the same are hereby 
repealed. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall be in force from and after 
its passage. 

The Board of Health presented a report of their 
operations for the years 1874 and 1875, which was 
Placed on file. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

The Chair directed that the special order, the reports 
of the Committee on Public Buildings, be now taken up. 

Aid. Van Oedel, of the Committee on Public Works, 
to whom was referred a resolution ottered by Aid. Stout 
of the late Council, to let contracts lor foundations for 
city's portion of the Court House and City Hall, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that the resolution be 
laid on the table. 

Aid. Van Osdel moved to concur in the report. 

The inotion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred a com- 
munication from the Board of Public Works, coucoin- 
ing the construction of the dome for the City Hall, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that the Board of Public 
Works be instructed to make no contracts for dome 
foundation until further advised. 
• Aid. Aldrich moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



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[1876. 



Tlie SHUie Ck)mmittee, to whom was referred a com- 
rannication from N. S. Boiiton, Mortimer & Tapper, 
Amos Grannis, W. B. Bijyington nnd Carter Brothers, 
calling attention of Council tu a design for a City Hall 
prepared by them, submitted a report recommending the 
adoption of the accompanj'ing resolution. 

Aid. Cnllerton and .Sommer requested that the report 
be laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mai/or and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

Coimnon Council assemblod : 

Your Committee on Public Buildings, to whom was 
referred a communication from N. S. Bouton, Mortimer 
«& Tapper, Amos Grannis and others, proposing a plan 
and estimate for a City and Couuty Building, having 
had the same under advisement, respectfully report: 

That whereas. The communication suggests the joint 
action of the City and County to determine upon its 
merits. 

And whereas. The City and County have entered into 
a contract to build a building for the purpose of a City 
Hall and County OfiBces", that shall be uniform in its 
general appearance. 

And whereas. The City and County have not agreed 
upon a plan for such building. 

Therefore resolved. That the City Council appoint a 
committee of five members of the Council, with in- 
structions to arrange and recommend a plan for such 
building as is contemplated in the contract now exist- 
ing between the City and County. 

And that the communication of Messrs. Bouton and 
othei-s be referred to such committee. 

JOHN W. VAN OSDEL,! 
ADDISON BALLARD, | Committee 
JACOB BOSER, J- Public 

A. H. SMITH, Buildings. 

MARK SHERIDAN. I 



The same Committee, to whom was referred a resolu- 
tion requesting County Architect Egan to make in- 
terior plans for City Hall, submitted a report recom- 
mending its passage. 

Aid. Sweeney moved to concur in the report and 
adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That County Architect Egan be requested 
to draw interior plans, in pencil, adapted to his ex- 
terior design for the Hty Hall, the exterior b^ing the 
same as the County Court House that has been 
adopted by the county, and contracts now let for the 
foundations, and contracts being let for the super- 
structure by the county. These plans to be placed on tile 
in the office of the Board of Public Works for examina- 
tion and alterations that may be suggested by the 
various heads of the City departments. The architect 
to make no charge to the City for such plans unless 
adopted by the City, and used finally in the construc- 
tion of the City Hall. The said plans to be placed on 
file in one week from the passage of this resolution. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred a commu- 
nication from the Superintendent of Buildings, stating 
the duties of the employes in his department, submitted 
a report, recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Gullerton moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred a commu- 
nication from Mayor Hoyne, announcing that he had 
removed all persons employed in the Department of 
Buildings, submitted a report recommending the pas- 
sage of an accompanying resolution. 

Aid. Yan Osdel moved to concur in the report and 
adopt the resolution. 

Aid. Sweeney demanded the yeas and nays, and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Fe<r<«— Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Al- 
drich, Thomjjson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Cnllerton, 
Kirber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, 
Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Baumgarten, 
Waldo, Linsenbarth, Boser, Kirk — 25. 

Noys—^ovamar, Lodding, O'Brien, White, Wheeler, 
Ryan, Niesen, Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney — 10. 



The following is the resolution as adopted : 
Resolved. That the Board of Public Work* be and 
they are hereby instructed to perform the duties of 
inspection of buildings as required by the building 
ordinance. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred a resolu- 
tion oft'ered by Aid. Gilbert, instructing the City 
Attorney to prepare an ordinance abolishing the office 
of Superintendent of Buildings, submitted a report 
recommending that the resolution be adopted. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to concur in the report and 
adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Council that 
the office of Superintendent of Buildings be abolished, 
and that the City Attorney be instructed to prepare an 
ordinance abolishing said office. 

The City Attorney presented a report in answer to a 
i-esolution asking when Clerks of the Police Courts of 
the West and North Divisions maybe appointed and re- 
moved, and also how, by whom, and when the Justices 
of the Police Courts, &c., may be appointed and removed, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ORDI- 
NANCES. 
The Clerk presented the official bond of Elliott An- 
thony as Council to Corporation, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of Henry Best 
as Deputy Clerk of the North Division Police Courts, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The Clerk presented a communication signed "S. S. 
Hayes, Comptroller," covering a report of amounts paid 
for special legal services during the years 1874, 1875 and 
1876, &c., with the names of the attorneys employed, 
also, all accounts yet unpaid for special legal services, 
&c., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 



A communication similarly signed concerning his ac- 
tion as City Comptroller, since May last. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the communication be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. McCrea moved that the communication be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The question being on the motion to refer to the 
Committee on Finance, Aid. McCrea demanded the 
yeas and nays and the motion was lost, by the follow- 
ing vote: 

Yeas — McAuley, Ballard, Aldrich, Thompson, Gilbert, 
Stewart, Sheridan, Lodding, Cnllerton, Ryan, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo— 13. 

Na?js — Pearsons, Rosenberg, Sommer, Kerber, O'Brien, 
Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, White, Briggs, 
Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Leng- 
acher, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk 
—22. 

The communication was then referred to the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Lawler presented a resolution relative to re- 
demption of tax certificates, and mov-d its adoption. 
The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 
Yms — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Al- 
drich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, 
Lodding, Cnllerton, Kerber, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, 
Van O.-del, Smith, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, 
Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, 
Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 33. 
Nays — None. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of Chicago, 
that, until the further order olthe Council, Tax Certifi- 
cates of purchase held by the City of Chicago and is- 
sued on sales for the taxes of the years 1870, 1871 and 
1872 may be redet-med by the payment of taxes and 
costs and interest thereon at the rate of six per cent, 
per annum, and that tax certificates issued on the sale 



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for the taxes of 1873 and 1874, held by said City, may be 
redeemed by payment of the taxes and costs and inter- 
est thereon at the rate of ten per cent, per annum. 
Provided, In all cases the same be paid by the 5th of 
July, 1876. 

Aid. Eawleigh presented a resolution authorizing the 
Finance Committee, City Treasurer and City Clerk to 
negotiate a loan at not exceeding eight per cent, in- 
terest, &c. 

Aid. McCi'ea moved that the resolution be adopted. 

The motion prevailed by a unanimous vote. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Finance Committee, the City 
Treasurer and City Clerk be authorized to negotiate with 
the banks of the city for the negotiating of the ninety- 
five $1,000 bonVis, and the carrying of the interest on 
the bonded debt, due July 1, at such rate of interest, 
not to exceed eight per cent, per annum, as they may 
be able to obtain. 

Petition of N. P. Iglehart for annulling of assessment 

for paving Calumet avenhe from 29tli street south, was 

Keferred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D. 

Petition of T. T. MorfOrd, Agent Union Steamboat 
Company, for removal of truck stand from Market st., 
was 

Eeferred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Sweeney presented a reolution relative to re- 
sumption of work on sewer contracts, and moved its 
adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pearsons moved to reconsider the vote by which 
the resolution was adopted. 

Aid. Cullei-ton called for the previous question, and 
the call was refused by the following vote : 

Yeas — Ballard, Aid rich, Gilbert, Cullerton, Van Osdel, 
Briggs, Cleveland, Boser — 8. 

iVa(/s— Pearsons, McAuley, Rosenberg, Thompson, 
Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Kerber, O'Brien, 
Lawler, Beidler, Smith, White, Throop, McCrea, Eaw- 
leigh, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Nieseu, Waldo, 
Murphy, Linsenbarth, Sweeney, Kirk — 26. 

After debate, the motion tu reconsider was carried. 

Aid. Sweeney moved that the resolution be adopted. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to amend the resolution by adding 
a proviso that the contractors wait for their pay until 
the city is in a condition to pay the same. 

Aid. Stewart moved to refer the resolution and 
amendment to the Board of Public Works, and 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Sheridan presented a preamble and resolution 
directing the City Attorney to take proceedings to es- 
tablish the title of the city of Chicago to alley in 
blocks 3 and 8 Brand's Addition, which was 

Referred to the City Attorney. 

Aid. Gilbert presented a resolution directing the 
Board of Public Works to report to this Council the 
number of bids for construction of Tunnel under city, 
&c., and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Woi'ks furnish to 
this Council the number of bids and amount of same, 
the names of bidders, the name of bidder or bidders 
to whom contracts were let, the amount paid for ex- 
tras, by whom exti-as ordered, how much paid for 
contracts and extras, and amounts paid otherwise for 
building and construction and work done on the Tun- 
nel under city to West Side Pumping Works, and of 
the work known as the FuUorton avenue Conduit. 
Also the amount of unsettled claims (if any) and all 
other information in relation to the building and con- 
struction of said works that may aid and facilitate this 
Council in coming at proper conclusions concerning 
the said works. 

An ordinance concerning the City and County Gas 
Light and Coke Company was 
Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Ballard presented an ordinance in regard to the 
Boiler Inspector, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 



Aid. Cullerton presented a communication concern- 
ing the Champion Patent Boiler Furnace, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Fire avid Water. 

Aid. Thompson moved to suspend the rules for the 
purpose of taking up the report of the Committee on 
Judiciary on au ordinance abolishing the office of City 
Comptroller. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Thompson, of the Committee on Judiciary, to 
whom was referred an ordinance ab'dishing the office 
of City Comptroller, and conferring the duties thereof 
on the City Clerk, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an accompanying ordinance. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the report was concurred 
in, and the ordinance passed by yeas and nays, as 
follows : 

Ycms — McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Stevvai't, Sheridan, Cullerton, Kerber, 
Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Throop, 
McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Baumgarten, Niesen, 
Waldo, Linsenbarth, Boser, Kirk— 25. 

iVa?ys— O'Brien, White, Ryan, Murphy, Sweeney — 5. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
AN ORDINANCE 
Abolishing the office of City Comptroller and conferring 

the duties thereof on the City Clerk. 
Be it ordained, by the City Council of the City of Chicago'^ 

Section 1. The office of Comptroller of the City is 
hereby abolished. 

Sec. 2. The duties heretofore discharged by the City 
Comptroller, and all the powers conferred upon the 
City Comptroller, when, such officer exists, by the 
present charter of the City, adopted April 23d, 1875, 
shall be discharged by the City Clerk, and w^herever 
in said charter the word "Comptroller" is used, it shall 
be read " City Clerk." 

Sec. 3 The City Clerk shall have the power to em- 
ploy, for the purpose of assisting him in the discharge 
of the additional duties conferred upon him by this 
ordinance, a principal deputy clerk and such number 
of clerks and assistants as are necessary, provided that 
the number of such assistants shall not be more, nor 
their compensation greater than is provided for to the 
clerks and assistants to the City Comptroller under 
existing laws and ordinances. 

Sec. 4. The City Clerk shall, before entering upon 
the discharge of the additional duties imposed upon 
him by this ordinance, give a bond to the city of Chicago 
in the penal sum of One Hundred Thousand Dollars con- 
ditional for the faithful and honest discharge of such 
duties by hinri. 

Sec. 5. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in con- 
flict with the provision of the foregoing ordinance are 
hereby repealed. 

Sec. 6. This ordinance shall be in force ft-om and 
aftei' its passage. 

Aid. Gilbert presented a resolution directing the City 
Treasurer to report to the Council concerning special 
funds in his hands, etc., and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is:the resolution as adopted: 

Resolved, That the City Treasurer report to this Coun- 
cil the number, names and amount of special funds in 
his hands. Also, whether the said special funds have, 
during the years 1874, 1875 and 1876, been used for any 
other 'purpose than the particular fund, and whether 
each of said funds are now intact ; and, if not, the 
reason therefor. 

Aid. Thompson moved that when the Council ad- 
journ, it be until Wednesday, June 21, at 3 o'clock P. M. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the rules be suspended for 
the purpose of taking up the report of the Committee 
on (Streets and Alleys, W. D., on an order directing the 
Board of Public Works to issue a permit to J. V. Mc- 
Adams & Co. to pave Polk street. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Lawler of the Committee on Streets and Alkie's, 
W. D., to whom was referred an order directing the 
Board of Public Works to issue a pei-nut to J. V. McAd- 
ams & Co. to pave West Polk street, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an accompanying order. 



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Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report and pass 
the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was passed by 
yeas and nays, as follows : 

leas — Ballard, Eosonberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Stew- 
art, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, Kerber, 
O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, Tan Osdel, Smith, White, 
Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Eawleigh, Wheeler, Eyan, 
Baumgarten, Nieseu, Waldo, Linsenbai'th, Murphy, 
Sweeney, Boser — 29. 

Nays— Kirk— 1. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Whereas, Over seven-eighths of the owners of the 
property on West Polk street between Halsted street 
and Center avenue, having signed a contract with J. V. 
McAdams, for the paving of the street. 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works grant a 
permit for said improvement, and also advertise for 
proposals for paving in front of the lots not represented 
by said contract, the paving to be of the same kind as 



contracted for by the owners of property represented in 
their contract. 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works advertise 
for bids for the intersections, and let same to the lowest 
responsible bidder, and have executed proper bonds 
for the carrying out and completing the work, and that 
the contractor be compelled to enter into a contract to 
wait for payment until the city is in a position to pay, 
and save the city harmless from such delay, and in no 
event shall the price paid for intersections be greater 
than that paid for paving the rest of the street. 

ADJOUENMENT. 

Aid. Sweeney moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion prevailed and the Council stood ad- 
journed until Wednesday, June 21, at 3 o'clock P. M. 
CASPAE BUTZ, 
(My Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



ADJOURNED REGULAE MEETING. 



JvLane 21st, ISTe. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Pre'>€nl — Aid. McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, 
Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Lodding, Culler- 
ton, Kerber, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidlpr, Yan Osdel, 
Smith, White, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, B.awleigh, 
Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesea, Waldo, 
Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sv/eeney, Boser and 
Kirk. 

Absent — Aid. Pearsons, Sommer and Hildreth, and 
His Honor the Mayor. 

Aid. Throop in the Chair 

Aid. McCrea presented the following communica- 
tion : 

To the Honorable S. H. McCrea, Chairman Finance Com- 
mittee : 

Dear Sie : Inasmuch as I one week ago proposed to 
the Hon. S. S. Hayes that jve should both relinquish 
our claims to the office of Comptroller in order that the 
city affairs might not be embarrassed, and that Mr. J. 
A. Farwell, chief clerk in the Comptroller's office, be 
appointed to fill the place; and it has come to my 
knowledge that Mr. Hayes has consented to resign 
his claims to that office, and that the acting Mayor 
has consented to appoint Mr. Farwell -to the position, 
I therefore, through you, present to the Mayor and 
City Council my resignation of the office of Comptrol- 
ler, to take effect on the appointment and confirmatian 
of J. A. Farwell to the same office. 

R, P. DERICKSON. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
from His Honor the Mayor: 

Mayor's Office, Chicago, June 21, 1876. 
To the Honorable the City Council of the City of Chicago : 
Gentlemen: A vacancy existing in the office of 
Comptroller of the City of Chicago owing to the resign 
nation of the Hon S. S. Hayes, by virtue of the power 
and authority conferred upon me by law, I hereby 
appoint John A. Farwell Comptroller to fill said 
vacancy, and rcjspectfully ask the concurrence of your 
Honorable body in such appointment. 

Respectfully, H. D. COLVIN, 

Mayor. 



Aid. Thompson moved that the resignations of S. S. 
Hayes and R. P. Derickson be accepted, and that the 
appoinlment of John A. Farwell as Comptroller, to fill 
the vacancy, be confirmed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — McAuley, Ballard, Aldrich, Thompson, Gilbert, 
Stewart, Sheridan, CuUerton, Kerber, O'Brien, Lawler, 
Van Osdel, White, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleve- 
land, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Linsenbarth, 
Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 26. 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Thompson moved to reconsider the vote taken 
June 19, 1876, by which the ordinance abolishing the 
office of City Comptroller and transferring the duties 
thereof on the City Clerk, was passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows: 

Tea^— McAuley, Ballard, Aldrich, Thompson, Gilbert, 
Stewart, Sheridan, Cullerton, Kerber, O'Brien, Lawler, 
Van Osdel, White, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleve- 
land, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Murphy, 
Sweeney, Boser, Kirk— 25. 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the ordinance abolishing 
the office of City Comptroller and transferring the du- 
ties thereof on the City Clerk be passed. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — None. 

Nays— McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Cullerton, Kerber, 
O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, White, 
Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, 
Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Murphy, Sweeney, 
Boser, Kirk— 30. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of John D. 
Murphy, as Boiler Inspector, which was 
Referred to Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Ballard presented a written motion to change 
Rule 41, which was 
Referred to Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Ballard presented a resolution directing the 
Superintendent of Police to order all persons from oc 
cupying Lake Park after 10 o'clock P. M, 



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Aid. White moved that the resolution be referred to 
Committee on Bridewell. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as follows . 

Yeas — McAuley, Thompson, O'Brien, Smith, White, 
Tbroop, McCrea, Wheeler, Kyan, Niesen, Murphy, 
Sweeney, Boser — 13. 

iVrtys— Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Gilbert, Stewart, 
Sheridan, Cullerton, Keiber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Os- 
del, Briggs, Eawleigh, Cleveland, Baumgarten, Waldo, 
Kirk— 17. 

Aid. White demanded that the resolution be referred 
to the Committee on Bridewell under the provision of 
Rule 46, and it was so referred. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
from His Honor, the Mayor : 

Mayor's Office, June 21, 1876. 
Honorable City Council of the City of Chicago : 

Gentlemen: — I herewith return to your Honorable 
body, without my approval, the annexed ordinance en- 
titled 

"An ordinance abolishing the office of City Comp- 
troller and conferring ' the duties thereof on the City 
Clerk," passed June 19, 1876. 

My reason for such action is : that the office of City 
Comptroller was created, and the duties of such officer 
defined, by a law passed by the General Assembly of 
the State of Illinois, which said law has ever since re- 
mained, and still is, in full force and effect ; and that 
the City Council has no lawful authority to repeal or 
in anywise modify or change a statute of the State. It 
is proper that I should add that the Hon. S. S. Hayes 
has resigned the office of City Comptroller and I have 
this day appointed J. A. Farwell, Esq., as his successor, 
which appointment will be this day presented for the 
consideration of your honorable body. 
Respectfully yours, 

H. D. COLVIN, Mayor. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the communication be 
placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Lengacher presented an invitation from the 
Schweizer Maennerchor, requesting the Council to 
participate in their festivities on June 25th, at Wright's 
Grove, that day being the four hundredth anniversary 
of the battle of Murten, which was 

Accepted and placed on file. 

Aid. Smith presented an order for curbing and filling 
Fulton street from Canal street to Sangamon street, 
which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Sheridan presented an ordinance concerning 
compensation to be allowed for labor of prisoners con- 
fined in the House of Correction, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Petition of I. R. Armstrong and others for a railroad 
switch on West Water street, in front of Oriental Mills, 
was 

Referred to Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. White presented a resolution directing the Su- 
perintendent of the Health Department to report to 
this Council a list of bids received for scavenger work, 
etc., and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Bef!ohed, That the Superintendent of the Health De- 
partment be requested to report to the next meeting of 
the City Council the list of bidders received by said 
Board of Health for the scavenger work of the city of 
Chicago, under the late advertisement of said Board, 
the amounts of said bids, who is now doing the scaven- 
ger work of the city, and under what contract and at 
what price. 

Aid. McAuley presented a resolution directing an 
investigation into certain charges made by Police Offi- 
cer G. J. Demorest against Police Officer K. Foley, 
which was 

Referred to Committee on Police. 

Petition of Franklin McVeagh & Co., and others, 
praying that the office of Fish Inspector be abolished, 
was 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary. 



Aid. McAuley presented the draft of an ordin?nce 
reducing the pay of the Police Force, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that when the Council adjourns 
it be until Thursday, June 22d, at 3 o'clock P. M., for 
the purpose of receiving and acting upon the official 
bond of the Comptroller. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid, McAuley presented a resolution, directing the 
Superintendent of Police to report all changes in the 
Police Force to the Committee on Police for their ap- 
proval, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Police. 

Aid. McAuley presented a resolution relative to 
qualifications of persons' to be appointed members of 
the Police Force, and moved its adoption. 

Aid. Lawler moved to amend the resolution by 
striking out the words " five feet eight inches high," 
and inserting in lieu thereof the words " five feet 
three inches high." 

Aid. Cullerton moved to amend the amendment by 
striking out the word " five " and inserting the word 
" four." 

Aid. Lengacher moved, as a substitute, that the 
height be fixed^at five feet six inches. 

Aid. White called for the previous question, and the 
call was sustained. 

The question being on the substitute offered by Aid. 
Lengacher, it was rejected by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows ; 

Yeas — Lodding, Kerber, Lawler, Throop, Niesen, 
Lengacher — 6. 

Nays — McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, 
Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Cullerton, 
O'Brien, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, White, Briggs, 
McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Baumgarten, 
Waldo, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 25. 

Aid. Cullerton withdrew his amendment, and the 
question then being on the amendment of Aid. Lawler, 
it was lost by j^eas and nays as follows : 

Feas^Cullerton, O'Brien, Lawler — 3. 

Nays — McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, 
Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Lodding, 
Kerber, Beidler, Van Osdel, Sinith, White, Briggs, 
Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney, 
Boser, Kirk— 28. 

The question recurring on the motion to adopt the 
resolution. Aid. Lawler demanded the yeas and nays, 
and the resolution was adopted by the following vote : 

Yeas — McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, 
Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Lodding, Cul- 
lerton, Kerber, O'Brien, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, 
White, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, 
Wheeler, Baumgarten, Waldo, Murphy, Sweeney, 
Boser, Kirk— 28. 

Nays — Lawler, Niesen, Lengacher — 3. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That hereafter no person shall be appointed 
to any position on the police force of the city of Chi- 
cago who is not a citizen of the United States, and a 
resident of the city of Chicago and State of Illinois for 
at least two years next preceding the date of his ap- 
plication; nor shall any person be appointed upon said 
police force who has ever been convicted of any crime, 
or who is not at least five feet eight inches high, in 
good health and of sound physical constitution, and 
not over thirty-five years of age. 

Petition of R.B.Stone, Secreta,ry of City Central 
Republican Committee, for use of Council Chamber on 
Saturday, July 1st, was, on motion of Aid. Thompson, 

Gi'anted. 

Aid. Thompson presented a resolution fixing the 
penal sum of the bond of the Counsel to the Corpora- 
tion at five thousand dollars, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution, as adopted : 

Resolved, That the penal sum in the bond of the Cor- 
poration Counsel be fixed at $5,000. 

Petition of Henry Martin & Co., and others, for re- 
moval of truck stand from Market street, between Ran- 
dolph and Madison streets, was 



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Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, South 
Division. 

Aid. Stewart presented a resolution relative to reduc- 
ing number of employes in Board of Public Works and 
Board of Health, and calling for appointment of a 
select committee to ascertain and report on that sub- 
ject. 

Aid. Stewart moved that the resolution be adopted. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That a select committee of three be appoint- 
ed to ascertain and report what reduction can be made 
in the number and pay of employes in the Public Works 
and Health Departments, and what reorganization of 
said departments cm be made under the law, with 
special view to greater economy and efficiency ; and 
that the heads of the said departments, as well as the 
law department, be directed to furnish all requited 
assistance and information to said committee in the 
discharge of its duties. 

The Chair appointed as such committee, Aid. Stew- 
art, Beidler and Kirk. 

Petition for water main on North Robey street, be- 
tween Greenwich street and Armitage road, was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division. • 

Aid. Baumgarten presented a list of Judges for the 
lith Ward, for the special election for Mayor, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 
i 

Aid. White presented the resignation of James H. 
Hildreth. as Alderman of the Seventh Ward, and 
moved that it be accepted. 

Aid. Kerber demanded the yeas and nays, and the 
motion prevailed by the follomng vote : 
Teas— lilcAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrlch, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Lodding, Cullerton, 
O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, White, 
Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, 
Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher. Murphy, 
Sweeney — 28. 

Nays — Kerber, Boser, Kirk — 3. 

Aid. White presented a preamble and resolution, de- 
claring a vacancy in the office of Alderman of the 
Seventh Ward, and ordering a special election to fill 
said vacancy, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Whereas, James H. Hildreth was one of the two 
Aldermen chosen, at the last election for Aldermen of 
the City of Chicago, by the voters of the Seventh Ward 
of said city, and after being so elected, was duly quali- 
fied by taking the oath prescribed by the Charter in 
such case, and acted as one of the Aldermen for said 
AVard in said City Council ; and, 

Whereas, The said Hildreth has tendered, to said 
City Council, his resignation of the office of Aldermen 
for said Ward, and the same has been received ; there- 
fore be it 

Besolved, That there is now a vacancy in the office of 
one of the Aldermen for said Ward, and that to fill such 
vacancy for the unexpired term, a special election be 
and is hereby ordered to be held on the 12th day of 
July, 1876, that notice of said election be published for 
twenty days previous to .said date in the Daihj Inter- 
Ocean, a newspaper of said city ; that the judges and 
clerks appointed in said Ward to conduct the special 
election of Mayor to be held on the same day also act 
as the judges and clerks of the special electicm hereby 
ordered, that the same polling places in the said Seventh 
Ward be used for both of said special elections. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a resolution directing the 
Finance Committee to consult with the Finance Com- 
mittee of the Board of County Commissioners as to fea- 
sibility of the county constructing the City Hall, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Public Buildings. 

REPORTS or STANDING COMMITTEES. 

JUDICIARY. 

Aid. Thompson, of the Committee on Judiciary, to 
whom was referred sundry amendments to the Rules of 



the Council, submitted a report recommending the pas- 
sage of accompanying orders : 

Aid. White moved to concur in the report, and pass 
the orders. 

The motion prevailed by a unanimous vote. 
The following are the orders as passed : 

Ordered, That Rule 53 be amended so as to read as 
follows : 

These Rules may be temporarily suspended by vote of 
two-thirds of the Aldermen present; but shall not be 
repealed, altered or amended, unless by concui-rence of 
two-thirds of all the Aldermen entitled, by law, to be 
elected. 

Ordered, further, That Rule 49 be stricken out. 

FIRE AND WATER. 

Aid. Kirk, of the Committee on Fire and Water, to 
whom was referred an ordinance in regard to Boiler 
Inspector, submitted a report recommending its pas- 
sage. 

Aid. White and Cullerton requested that the report 
be laid over and published. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

Common Council assembled : 
. Your Committee on Fire and Water, to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance to the effect that the Boiler Inspec- 
tor shall pay twenty -five per cent, of the gross receipts 
of his office into the City Treasury, having had the 
same under advisement, respectfully report : 

That we recommend the passage of said ordinance. 
JAMES A. KIRK, 
S. E. CLEVELAND,- 
JOHN M. VAN OSDEL, 
ADDISON BALLARD, 
MARK SHERIDAN. 
The following is the ordinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 
In regard to Boiler Inspector. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago : 
Section 1. That the Boiler Inspector of the City be 
and he is hereby required to pay into the City Treasury, 
twenty-five per cent, of the fees received by him as 
such Boiler Inspector, at the time -he makes his report 
to the City Council as required by existing ordinance. 
Sec. 2. The report of said Boiler Inspector shall be 
made under oath taken before the City Clerk. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, S. D. 

Aid. Gilbert, of the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
S. D., to whom was referred a petition for the removal 
of the track of the C. C. R.'from the west side of State 
street, between Twenty-sixth and Thirty-first streets, 
to the center of said street, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of the accompanying order. 

Aid. Cullerton and Sheridan requested that the report 
be laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

Common Council assembled : 

Tour Committee on Streets and Alleys, South Divi- 
sion, to whom was referred a petition praying that the 
Chicago City Railway Company be compelled to place 
their tracks in the center of State street, between 
Twenty-sixth and Thirty-first streets, having had the 
same under advisement, respectfully report. 

That we have examined the subject matter referred, 
and are satisfied that the prayer of the petition should 
be granted. We, therefore, I'ccommend the passage of 
the following order : 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be and 
are hereby directed to order the Chicago City Railway 
Company to relay their track on State street, between 
Twenty-sixth and Thirty-first streets, so that they 
shall be in the center of said street, as provided in the 
ordinance granting them permission to use said street. 

Respectfully submitted. 

JAMES H. GILBERT, 
ADDISON BALLARD, 
WILLIAM ALDRICH, 
MARK SHERIDAN. 

Aid. McCrea moved that the report of the Committee 
on Streets and Alleys, W. D., on amendment to ordi- 
nance for horse railway on Ogden avenue, laid over 



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and published June 16, 1876, be recommitted to the 
Committee. 
The motion prevailed. 

HARBOE AND BRIDGES. 

Aid. Beidler, of the- Committee on Harbor and 
Bridges, to whom was referred an ordinance approving 
the purchase of lots 1 and 2, Block 80, Russell, Martin 
& Roberts' Addition, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that the ordinance be placed on file. 

Aid. Beidler moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

SELECT COMMITTEE 
Aid. Gilbert, of th e Joint Committee on Streets and 
Alleys of the South, North and West Divisions, to whom 
was referred a resolution in relation to street cleaning, 
etc., submitted a report recommending the passage of 
two annexed ordinances. 

Aids. White and Sweeney requested that the report 
be laid over and published. 

The following is the, report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 
Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys for the three 
Dirisions, to Avhom was referred the resolution of Aid. 
Throop, in relation to cleaning streets, etc., having 
had the same under advisement, respectfully report : 
That they advise the passage of both of the annexed 
ordinances. 

JAMES H. GILBERT. 
MARK SHERIDAN. 
ADDISON BALLARD. 
JOHN BAUMGARTEN. 
FRANK LAWLES. 
HENRY KERBER. 
J. BEIDLER. 
A. W. WALDO. 
J. LENGACHER. 
JACOB BOSER. 
The following are the ordinances : 
AN ORDINANCE 
Providing for the appointment of Street Foremen. 

Be it ordained by the Oily Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Sec. 1. The Board of Public Works of the city of 
Chicago shall appoint a Street Foreman in each of the 
wards of the city of Chicago. 

Sec. 2. Said Street Foreman shall be a resident of the 
ward for which he is appointed, and shall have full 
police authority in regard to his own work and the in- 
spection of sidewalks in his ward, and receive a salary 
of S60per month. 

Sec. 3. The Aldermen and Street Foreman of each 
ward shall, in conjunction with the Superintendent of 



the Board of Public Works, keep the street, alleys and 
ditches in their respective wards in good and clean 
condition, and shall, with the advice of the Board of 
Public Works, employ whatever labor may be neces- 
sary for this purpose, provided there are sufficient 
funds on hand to pay for the same. 

Sec. 4. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage. 

AN ORDINANCE 
In regard to the cleaning of the paved streets of the 

City of < hicago. 

Be it ordained by the Ci'y Covncil of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the Board of Public Works of the 
city of Chicago shall, on or about the first day of May 
in each year, advertise for bids for the sweeping and 
cleaning of the paved streets of the City of Chicago 
hereinafter enumerated, and for the removing of the 
refuse from the same, and that the said Board shall let 
the contracts to do such cleaning to the lowest reliable 
and responsible bidder or bidders. 

Sec. 2. The contract to do said cleaning shall not 
be let by said Board of Public Works until the party 
undertaking to do the same shall have filed with said 
Board a bond in the penil sum of twice the amount of 
his bid, with two good and sulficient sureties, to be ap- 
proved by said Board, conditioned for the faithful per- 
formance of his contract. 

Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the party to whom 
such contracts shall be let to clean all the paved streets 
in the South Division of the City of Chicago, north of 
the south line of Van Buren street, at least once in 
each week, and all of the balance of the paved streets 
in the city south of Chicago avenue, east of the west 
line of Halsted street, and north of the south line of 
Twelfth street, once in every two weeks, and to remove 
the refuse from the same. 

Sec. 4. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. White moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

Aid. CuUerton demanded the yeas and nays and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Teas— McAuley, Ballard, Stewart, Lodding, Culler- 
ton, Kerber, O'Brien, Beidler, Van Osdel, White, 
Bi'iggs, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Nie- 
sen, Lengacher, Sweeney — 18. 

Aa«/s— Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gilbert, Sheri- 
dan, Lawler, Smith, Throop, Baumgarten, Boser, Kirk 

And the Council stood adjourned until Thursday, 
June 22d, at 3 o'clock P. M. 

CASPAR BUTZ, 

City Clerk, 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING. 



J-u.3:i.e 22d., IBrre, 



OFFICIAL BECORD. 

Pre^'eni!— Aldermen McAuley, Ballard, Eosenberg, 
Aldrich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Lodding, Culler- 
ton, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, White, Throop, 
McCrea, Eawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Niesen, Waldo, 
Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, Kirk. 

Absent — Aldermen Pearsons, Sheridan, Sommer, Ker- 
ber, O'Brien, Briggs, Ryan, Baumgarten, Lengncher, 
Boser and His Honor the Mayor. 

Aid. Throop in the Chair. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of John A. 
Farwell, as City Comptroll er. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Stew- 
art, Lodding, ('uUerton, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, 
Smith, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, 
Niesen, Waldo, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, Kirk 
—22 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Sweeney presented a petition from laborers em- 
ployed in the construction of the Fullerton Avenue 
conduit, praying that the City compel the contractors 
to pay them for their work, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Ballard presented a preamble and resolution 



relative to the enforcement of the ordinance concern- 
ing dogs. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the preamble and resolu- 
tion be referred to the Committee on Bridewell. 

Aid. Sweeney moved that it be referred to the Com- 
mittee on Local Assessments. 

The motion of Aid. Sweeney was lost by yeas and 
nays, as follows : 

r^as— Cullerton, White, Sweeney— 3 

Nays — McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Stew- 
art, Lodding, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, 
Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Baum- 
garten. Niesen, Waldo, Linsenbarth, Murphy.— 20. 

The resolution was then referred to the Committee 
on Bridewell. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Teas— McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Gilbert; 
Stewart, Lodding, Cullerton, Lawler, Beidler, Van Os- 
del, Smith, White, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleve- 
land, Wheeler, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Linsen- 
barth, Murphy, Sweeney. — 23. 

Nays — None. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

CASPAR BUTZ, 

CUy Clerk. 



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REGULAR MEETING. 



TvurLe Setli, IS'T'e. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present — Aid. McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, 
Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Lodding, Culler- 
ton, Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, White, 
Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Bawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, 
Ej an, Mesen, Waldo, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, 
Boser and Kirk. 

Ahserit — Aid. Pearsons, Sommer, O'Brien, Baumgar- 
ten, Lengacher and His Honor the Mayor. 

Aid. Sweeney moved that Aid. Throop take the Chair 

The motion prevailed. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Sweeney moved that the minutes of the regular 
meetings held June 19, 21 and 22, 1876, be approved 
without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 
The Clerk presented the following communication 
fi'om His Honor the Mayor : 

Mayor's Office, Chicago, June 26, 1876. 
To the Honorable the City Council of the City of Chicago : 
. Gentlemen: In accordance with law, I hereby re- 
port to your honorable body the names of persons im- 
prisoned for violation of city ordinances, who have been 
released by me during the week ending June 24, 1876, 
together with the cause of such release : 

Michael Ryan, family distress ; Jas. Coulter, family 
distrcFs ; Jno. Dolan, petition of friends, being impris- 
oned for first offense ; John Cramer, family distress ; 
Ina Hart, only support of aged mother ; Mary Falon, 
on petition of Ex-Ald. Finucane, family need ; George 
Bobbins, only support of aged mother. 

Respectfully, H. D. COLVIN, 

Mayor. 
. Aid. Cullerton moved that the communication from 
His Honor the Mayor be accepted and placed on file. 
The motion prevailed. 

The Board of Public Works presented a report in re- 
gard to completion of sewers under contract. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that it be ascepted and placed 
on file. 

The motion prevailed. 



The Clerk presented the Fifteenth Annual Report of 
the Board of Public Works for the municipal fiscal year 
ending December 31, 1875. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be accepted and 
placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Board of Health presented a communication re- 
garding bids for scavenger work lately received by 
them. 

Aid. Thompson moved that it be referred to Com- 
mittee on County Relations. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Board of Public Works presented a report and 
ordinance establishing sidewalk width on Division 
street from North Clark street to Lake Shore Drive. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Sweeney, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and passed* by 
yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Thompson, Gil- 
bert, Sheridan, Lodding, Cullerton, Kerber, Lawler, 
Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, 
Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Niesen, Waldo, 
Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk— 27. 

JVaj/s— Aldrich, Stewart — 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
AN ORDINANCE 
Establishing sidewalk width on Division street, from , 

North Clark street to Lake Shore Drive. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the sidewalk width on Division 
street, from North Clark street to Lake Shore Drive, 
be and the same is hereby established at sixteen feet; 
provided, however, that this ordinance shall not take 
effect until the property owners have paid the expense 
of.any change of catch basins and curbing which may 
become necessary on account of said proposed change. 

Sec. 2. That all ordinances or parts of ordinances 
conflicting with this ordinance be and the same are 
hereby repealed. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commissioners 
to make estimate for curbing and paving Indiana ave- 
nue in front of sundry lots. 



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Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be approved, 
and that the order thereto attached be passed. 
The motion prevailed. 



The report of the Commissioners to make estimate 
for curbing and paving the alley in front of Sub-lot 8 
of Lot 1, Block 81, School Section Addition to Chicago. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be approved, 
and that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Superintendent of Police presented an invitation 
requesting the Council to be present at the semi-annual 
review of the polico force at the Lake Park on Thurs- 
day, June 29, at 3 o'clock P. M. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the invitation be accepted 
and placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the oflBcial bond of Amos 
Hathaway as Weigher at the Chicago & Pacific Freight 
Depot. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the rules be suspended 
for the purpose of allowing the Committee on Judiciary 
to return the oflBcial bond of Elliott Anthony as Coun- 
sel to the Corporation. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the bond of Elliott 
Anthony be approved. 

The motion prevailed. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Report of Committee on Finance on the Bill of W. 
W. Kennedy for desk and hat ; laid over and 
published June 16, 1876. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the report be accepted and 
placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Public Buildings on com- 
munication from W. W. Boyington and others relative 
to plan proposed for City Hall ; laid over and published 
June 19, 1876. 

Aid. Van Osdel m»ved to concur in the report and 
and adopt the resolution recommended by the Com- 
mittee. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Whereas, The communication suggests the joint 
action of the City and County to determine upon its 
merits ; and 

Whereas, The City and County have entered into a 
contract to build a building for the purpose of a City 
Hall and County Oflfiices, that shall be uniform in its 
general appearance; and 

Whereas, The City and County have not agreed 
upon a plan for such building; therefore, 

Resolved, That the City Council appoint a committee 
of five members of the Council, with instructions to ar- 
range and recommend a plan for such building as is 
contemplated in the contract now existing between the 
city and county. 

And that the communication of Messrs. Bouton 
and others be referred to such committee. 

The Chair appointed as such committee Aid. Van 
Osdel, Aldrich, Kerber, Gilbert and White. 

Report of Committee on Finance on resolution in- 
quiring as to advisability of stopping work on city con- 
tracts, laid over and published June 16, 1876. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the report be recommitted 
to the committee. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Printing, on resolution 
concerning alleged tampering with election returns of 
Ist district, 10th ward, ordered laid over and published 
June 16th, 1876, 

Aid. Aldrich moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of the Committee on Wharves and Public 
Grounds, on granting permission to C. H. Gaubert to 



build dock in front of the Gardner House, laid over and 
published June 16th, 1876. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the report be recommitted to 
the committee. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys, South 
Division, on ordinance repealing ordinance for widen- 
ing Farrell street, laid over and published June 16, 
1876. 

Aid. Sheridan moved that the report be indefinitely 
postponed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys, North 
Divit^ion, in relation to the construction of the Fuller- 
ton Avenue Conduit, laid over and published June 16, 
1876, 

Aid. Thompson moved to recommit the report to the 
committee, with instructions to report some recom- 
mendation to the Council. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys, South 
Division, on petition for removal of tracR from South 
Clark street, laid over and published June 16, 1876. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to concur in the report, and pass 
the ordinance recommended by the committee. 

Aid. White moved to amend the ordinance by making 
its provisions cover all that part of the city north of 
Twenty-second street, south of North avenue and east 
of Western avenue. 

The amendment of Aid. White was lost. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. Gil- 
bert to concur in the report and pass the ordinance. 

Aid. White demanded the yeas and nays, and 

The ordinance was passed by the following vote : 

Yeas — McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, 
Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Lodding, Cul- 
lerton, Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, 
White, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, 
Wheeler, Ryan, Niesen, Waldo, Linsenbarth, Murphy, 
Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 30. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
AN ORDINANCE 
Concerning the use of steam power by railroads in the 

district herein named : 
Be it ordained by the Oity Council of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That from and after the first day of July, 
A. D. 1876, it shall not be lawful for any person or 
persons, by means of any steam power, to move, propel 
or drive, or cause to be moved, propelled or driven, any 
railroad car or locomotive, upon any street running 
north and south, north of Twenty-second street, and 
between the west line of South Clark street and the 
east line of Michigan avenue, in said city, and every 
person violating this ordinance shall be fined in a sum 
not less than one hundred nor more than two hundred ^ 
dollars for each oifense. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage and due publication. 

Report of the Committee on Fire and Water on peti- 
tion for reappointment of D. C. Cregier, laid over and 
published May, 29, 1875. 

Aid. Thompson moved that it be placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Schools, concerning lease of 
R. C. Rounsavell, laid over and published May 29, 1876. 

Aid. Cleveland moved to concur in the report, and 
adopt the resolution recommended by the Committee. 

Aid. Cullerton demanded the yeas and nays, and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Yea* — Ballard, Aldrich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, 
Cullerton, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel. Smith, White, 
Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland,Wheeler, 
Niesen, Waldo, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, 
Kirk— 24. 

iVaj/d— McAuley, Rosenberg, Sheridan, Kerber, Ryan 
—5. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

liesolved, That the consent of this Council be and 
is hereby given for the cancellation of the lease of the 
premises known as No. 146 State street. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Sheridan presented an 
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the city of Chicago to deliver to their successors in 
oflBce all property, etc., within five days after notifica- 
tion and request, etc. 

Aid. Sheridan moved that the ordinance be passed. 

By unanimous consent the ordinance was put upon 
its passage, and passed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Teas — McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Lodding, CuUerton, 
Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, White, 
Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Eawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, 
Byan, Niesen, Waldo, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, 
Boser, Kirk— 30. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
ORDINANCE. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of Chicago : 

Section 1. Every person having been an oflBcer of 
the city of Chicago shall, within five days after notifi- 
cation and request, deliver to his successor in oflBce all 
property, books and effects of every description in his 
possession belonging to the city or appertaining to his 
said ofiice. 

Sec. 2. Any person who shall be guilty of a viola- 
tion of the first section of this ordinance shall be fined 
not less than fifty nor more than two hundred dollars, 
and each day such person refuses or fails to comply with 
said first section shall constitute a new offense and sub- 
ject the offender to the penalty provided for in this sec- 
tion. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Report of Committee on Licenses in regard to 
licensed and unlicensed Saloons, laid over and pub- 
lished June 16, 1876. 

Aid. Aldrich moved to concur in the report, and 
adopt the resolution recommended by the Committee. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the City Clerk be and is hereby in- 
structed to furnish to the City Attorney the names of 
all saloon keepers who have failed to take out a City 
license, as appears from the report of the City Marshal, 
and that the Clerk be and is hereby further instructed 
to publish the names of all such delinquents in two 
daily City newspapers, one published in the English 
and one in the German language, selecting such papers 
as svill print them at the lowest rate. 

Report of Committee on Fire and Water on an ordi- 
nance in regard to the Boiler Inspector, laid over and 
published June 2, 1876. 

Aid. Sheridan moved that the report be recommitted. 

The motion prevailed. ' 

Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys, South 
Division, on petition for removal of track from west 
side of State street between Twenty-sixth and Thirty- 
first streets, to center of said street, laid over and 
published June 21, 1876. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to concur in the report and pass 
the order recommended by the Committae. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be and are 
hereby directed to order the Chicago City Railway 
Company to relay their track's on State street, between 
Twenty-sixth and Thirt}--first streets, so that they 
shall be in the center of said street, as provided in the 
ordinance granting them permission to use said street. 

Report of the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, on ordinance removing bell from Wa- 
bash avenue crossing of C, B. & Q. R. R. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to concur in the report and pass 
the ordinance. By unanimous consent the ordinance 
was put upon its passage and passed by yeas and nays, 
as follows : 

rea«— Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gil- 
bert, Sheridan, Cullerton, Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van 



Osdel, White, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleve, 
land, Wheeler, Waldo, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney 
Boser, Kirk— 24. 

Nays — McAuley, Stewart, Lodding, Smith, Ryan — 5. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
AN ORDINANCE 
Providing for the removal of the bell at the Wabash 

avenue crossing of the C, B. & Q. R. R. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the Chicago, Burlington, & Quincy 
Railroad Company be and is hereby required to remove 
the bell placed at the Wabash avenue crossing of said 
railroad ; and said crossing is hereby exempted from 
the provisions of an ordinance passed March 27, 1871, 
concerning bell towers, etc. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Aid. Gilbert moved that when the Council adjourns 
it be until Thursday, June 29, 1876, at 7:30 o'clock P. M. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Feos— McAuley, Ballard, Rosenburg, Aldrich, 
Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Lodding, Ker- 
ber, Lawler, Beidler, Smith, White, McCrea, Rawleigh, 
Ryan, Niesen, Waldo, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Boser, 
Kirk— 23. 

Nays — Cullerton, Van Osdel, Briggs, Cleveland, 
Wheeler, Sweeney — 6. 

By unanimous consent, the Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred an ordinance authorizing the issue 
of ninety-five bonds of Ihe city of Chicago of one 
thousand dollars each, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented an ordinance from J. A. Farwell, 
City Comptroller, authorizing the issue of ninety-five 
bonds of the city of Chicago of one thousand dollars 
each. 

By unanimous consent, onfmotion of Aid. McCrea, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage, and passed by yeas 
and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Sheridan, Lodding, Cullerton, Kerber, 
Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, White, Briggs, 
Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, 
Niesen, Lisenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 28. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
AN ORDINANCE, 
Authorizing the issue of ninety-five Bonds of the City 

of Chicago of One Thousand Dollars each, to retire a 

like amount maturing July 1, 1876. 

Be it ordained by the City Coimcil of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That, whereas there will be due, July 1, 
A. D. 1876, Bonds of the City of Chicago, known as 
" Municipal " Bonds (old issue), to the amount of nine- 
ty-five thousand dollars, therefore the Mayor and Comp- 
troller are hereby authorized to issue new Bonds of the 
City of Chicago to the amount of Ninety-five Thousand 
(95,000) Dollars to retire a like amount of city bonds so 
becoming due, said new bonds to bear date July 1, A. D. 
1876, payable twenty (20) years from their date, with 
interest at the rate of six (6) per cent, per annum, in- 
terest payable semi-annually, on January 1st and July 
1st of each year, both principal and interest payable in 
the city of New York. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed, and the Council stood ad- 
journed until Thursday, June 29th, at 7.30 P. M. 

CASPAR BUTZ, 

aty Clerk. 



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ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING. 



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OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present — Aldermen Ballard, Kosenberg, Aldrich, 
Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lod- 
ding, Cullerton, Kerber, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, 
White, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Eawleigh, Wheeler, 
Kyan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Llnsenbarth, Mur- 
phy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk. 

Absent — Aldermeji Pearsons, McAuley, Van Osdel, 
Smith, Cleveland, Lengacher and His Honor the Mayor. 

Aid. Throop in the chair. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Keport of Joint Committee on Streets and Alleys of 
the three divisions, concerning street cleaning, etc., 
laid over and jiublished June 21, 1876. 

Aid. Gilbert moved that the ordinance entitled " An 
ordinance in regard to the cleaning of the paved 
streets of the city of Chicago," be passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Lawler, 
Beidler, Briggs, Thi'oop, McCrea, Eawleigh, Wheeler, 
Llnsenbarth, Boser, Kirk — 19. 

Nays — White, Niesen, Murphy — 3. 

Aid. Eawleigh moved, that the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance providing for the appointment of 
street toremen," be passed. 

Aid. White presented an ordinance on the same sub- 
ject and moved it as a substitute. 

The motion of Aid. White was lost. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the ordinance be recom- 
mitted to the Committee. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Eawleigh moved that the substitute offered by 
Aid. White be also referred to the Joint Committee on 
Streets and Alleys of the three divisions. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Lawler moved to reconsider the vote by which 
the ordinance in regard to the cleaning of the paved 
streets of the citji»of Chicago was passed. 



The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Teas — Stewart, Lodding, Cullerton, Kerber, O'Brien 
Lawler, Beidler,' White, Briggs, Eyan, Niesen, Mur 
phy, Sweeney, Boser — 14. *^ 

Nays — Ballard, Eosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gil 
bert, Sheridan, Sommer, Throop, McCrea, Eawleigh 
Baumgarten, Llnsenbarth, Kirk — 13. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the ordinance be recom 
mitted to the Committee. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
from His Honor the Mayor : 

Mayor's Office, June 29, 187i6. 
Honorable City Council, City of Chicago : 

Gentlemen : As the term for which Messrs. T. J. 
Bluthardt, Ingwell Olson, J. P. dinger, J. C. Eich- 
berg and S. Wilce, were appointed as members of the 
Board of Education will expire by limitation to-mor- 
row ; by virtue of the power and authority conferred 
upon me by law, I hereby re-appoint those gentlemen 
as members of said Board, and respectfully ask the 
concurrence of your honorable body in such re-appoint- 
ments. EespectfuUy, 

H. D. COLVIN, Mayor. 

Aid. Kirk moved that the communication of His 
Honor the Mayor be referred to Committee on Schools. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also the following communication : 

Mayor's Office, June 29, 1876. 
Honorable City Council of the City of Chicago : 

Gentlemen : As the term for which Messrs. Daniel 
L. Shorey, Berthold Loewenthal and Eobert F. Queal, 
were appointed members of the Board of Directors of 
the Chicago Public Library will expire by limitation 
to-morrow, by virtue of the power and authority con- 
ferred upon me by law, I hereby reappoint Messrs. 
Shorey and Loewenthal, as members of said Board, and 
respectfully ask the concurrence of your honorable 
body in such appointments. 

EespectfuUy, 

H. D. COLVIN, Mayor. 



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Aid. Aldrich moved to confirm the appointment of 
Messrs. Shorey and La?wenthal. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follovrs : 

Yeas — Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, CuUerton, 
Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, White, Briggs, Throop, 
McUrea, Rawleigh, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, 
Niesen, Linsenbarth, Mnrphj', Sweeney, Boser, Kirk 
—27. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

The following commnnication : 

Mayor's Office, Chicago, June 26, 1876. 
To the Honorable the City Council of the City of Chicago : 

Gentlemen : By virtue of the power and authority 
conferred upon me by law, I hereby appoint Abner R. 
Scranton as a Membei of the Board of Directors of the 
Chicago Public Library, vice Robert F. Queal, whose 
term will expire to-morrow by limitation, and respect- 
fully ask the concurrence of your honorable body in 
such appointment. , 

Respectfully, H. D. COLVIN, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Kirk moved that the appointment of Abner R. 
Scranton be confirmed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, 
Kerber, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, White, Briggs, 
Throop, McCrea, RaAvleigh, Wheeler, Ryan, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, 
Kirk— 28. 

Nays — None. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ORDI- 
NANCES. 

Aid. Sweeney presented a resolution relative to clos- 
ing city offices July 3d and ith, and moved its adop- 
tion. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Whekeas, The fourth day of July of this year is the 
one hundredth anniversary of the Oeclaration of Inde- 
pendence of the United States ; and, 

Whereas, The officers and employes of the city gov- 
ernment desire to celebrate said anniversary in a patri- 
otic manner, and to do so will require more than the 
one day, therefore be it * 

Ordered, That the officers of the city be and they 
are hereby requpsted and directed to close their various 
departments from the evening of the 1st to the .5th day 
of July; except such help as may be necessary in the 
Comptroller's office to receive taxes. 

Petition for gas on Nebraska street was 
Referred to Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Gilbert presented a resolution for refunding 
money paid in Warrant 2,624 for paving Prairie avenue 
from Thirty-first to Thirty-third street, which was 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Thompson presented a resolution directing the 
Board of Public Works to prejjare certain rooms for the 
use of the Law Department, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted: 

Whebeas, The rooms set apart for the Law Depart- 
ment are entirely inadequate for the business of the 
Department; are destitute of the proper conveniences 
for keeping the Record books and papers pertaining to 
the business of the city ; are remote from the Law 
Library and the courts, and are otherwise objectiona- 
ble; therefore, 

liesolued, That the rooms now occupied by certain 
employes of the Board of Public Works — engaged in 
making maps and draughts — and the rooms occupied 
by the Superintendent of Building Inspection, be set 
apart for the use of the Law Department, and that the 
Board of Public Works immediately fit them up for 
the use of the Law Department. 

Aid. Thompson presented an ordinance repealing an 
ordinance entitled " An ordinance concerning the ap- 
pointment of a City Tax Commissioner, and'his duties," 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciarj'. 



Aid. Cullerton presented a resolution directing the 
City Attorney to prepare and present to this Council a 
proper ordinance abolishing the Board of Health, etc., 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Petition of D. F. Keeney and others, for improve- 
ment of Tompkins street, was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. White moved to reconsider the vote by which 
the ordinance concerning use of steam power on certain 
streets was passed. 

The motion was lost by yeas and hays as follows : 

Yeas — Stewart, O'Brien, Lawler, White, Throop, 
McCrea, Wheeler — 7. 

Nays — Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gil- 
bert, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, Kei'ber, 
Beidler, Briggs, Rawleigh, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, 
Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 21. 

Aid. Stewart presented a resolution directing the 
Board of Public Works to provide rooms for the Health 
Department, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be directed 
to set apart a suitable room or rooms for the use of the 
Health Department in the City Hall, immediately. 

Aid. Sweeney presented an order directing the Board 
of Public Works to prepare an ordinance for walling 
and filling Oak street, from Sedgwick street to Lar- 
rabee street, which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, North 
Division; 

Petition of 15th Ward Republican Club for appoint 
ment of certain persons as Judges and Clerks of Elec- 
tion, &c., was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Gilbert presented a resolution directing the con- 
tractor for paving Indiana avenue, to not pave said ave- 
nue until the ground is properly settled, and moved its 
adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution, as adopted : 

Besolved, That this Council direct the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to see that the ground on Indiana avenue, 
between Twenty-sixth street and Twenty-ninth street, 
recently much dug up in lowering water or other 
pipes in said Indiana avenue, be thoroughly inspected, 
and that James G. McBean, the contractor for the pav- 
ing of said street be not allowed to put down the pave- 
ment on said street until the ground shall be sufficiently 
settled to make a solid and durable foundation for such 
paving. 

Aid. Kerber presented an order directing the Board 
of Public Works to let the contract for paving West 
14th street forthwith. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the order be referred to 
the Committee on Streets and Alleys, West Division. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Sommer moved to reconsider the vote last taken. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, 
Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Raw- 
leigh, Wheeler, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Kirk — 21. 

Nays — O'Brien, White, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, 
Sweeney, Boser — 7. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the order be referred to 
the Board of Public Works. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Rawleigh presented' an ordinance providing that 
the Superintendent of Police shall perform the duties 
of the City Marshal, etc., M'hich was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a resolution directing the 
City Comptroller to report the amount of money in the 
treasury, to the credit of the special assessment for the 
improvement of Blue Island avenue from 15th street 
to 22d street, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. * 



June 29,J 



77 



The following is the resolution, as adopted: 
Besolved, That the Comptroller he and he is hereby 
directed to report to this Council at its next regular 
meeting, the amount of actual money in the treasury, 
collected by special assessment, for the improvement of 
Blue Island avenue from loth to 22d streets. 

Aid. White presented an order directing the Health 
Officer to send a scavenger wagon into the West Division 
once more, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Bridewell. 

Petition of citizens for removal of obstructions from 
Crossing street, was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division. 

Aid. CuUerton moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as follows : 

Feos— Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, O'Brien, Lawler, 
Wheeler, Ryan, Niesen, Linsenbarth, Boser — 10. 

Nays — Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Sheridan, Kerber, Beidler, White, 
Brisgs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Baumgarten, Mur- 
phy, Kirk— 17. 

Communication from J. J. Egan relative to interior 
plans for City Hall was 
Referred to the Select Committee on City Hall. 

Aid. Rawleigh presented an ordinance regulating the 
time for lighting street lamps, whicH was 
Referred to Committee an Gas Lights. 



Aid. Kerber presented a series of resolutions 
by the 7th Ward Republican Club, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Aid. Thompson j^resented a resolution providing for 
the appointment of a select committee to report list of 
names for Judges and Clerks for the special election, 
to be held July 12, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That a committee of three bo appointed by 
the Chair to report to the Council the names of Judges 
of Election, to act as such at the special election to be 
held for Mayor and Alderman of the 7th Ward, the 12th 
of July next. 

The Chair appointed as such committee Aid. Thomp- 
son, Rawleigh and Boser. 

Aid. Gilbert presented an ordinance relative to the 
construction of chimneys on one story buildings, etc., 
which was 

Referred to Committee on Fire and Water. 

Petition of Edward Neale for lease of ofd Union 
Street Police Station was 

Referred to Committee on Wharves and Public 
Grounds. 

Petition of S. Goldberg, for remission of a fine, was 
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Petition of Dr. J. Adams Allen, for compensation for 
loss of a horse, was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, South 
Division, together with the City Attorney. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Sommer moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed, and the Council stood ad- 
journed 

CASPAR BUTZ, 

Oity Clerk. 



July 3,*] 



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CITY COUNCIL 



. REGULAR MEETING. 



T-u.l3r 3cL, IS'Ze. 



OFFICIAL KECORD. . 

Present — Aldermen McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg 
Aldrich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Som 
mer, Lodding, Cullerton, Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van 
Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Eawleigh, Cli 
land, ^Vheele^, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, 
Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk. 

Ahsent — Aldermen Pearsons, O'Brien, White, Murphy. 
and His Honor the Mayor. 

Aid. Throop moved that Aid. Thompson take the 
chair. 
The motion prevailed. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. McAuley moved that the minutes of the regular 
meeting, held June 26th, and the adjourned meeting, 
held June 29th, be approved without lieing read. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 
The Clerk presented the foUoM'ing communication 
from His Honor the Mayor : 

To the IIonoroMe the Common Council of the City of Chi- 
cago : 

I herewith return to your honorable body "an ordi- 
nance concerning the use of steam power by railroads 
in the district therein named " without ray approval, 
which is withheld for the following reasons : 

First— Th-Q purpose of the ordinance expressed upon 
its face is the regulation of the motive power to be used 
upon certain streets, but the real purpose, unquestiona- 
bly, is to compel the removal of the track of the Chica- 
cago,'Rock Island & Pacific Railroad from South Clark 
street, between Twelfth street and Twenty-second street. 
While the result sought would be beneficial to the pub- 
lic in some and the local property holders in a great 
degree, it cannot be claimed that your honorable body 
can secure it by direct legislation. I cannot sanction, 
especially under the circumstances of this case, an at- 



tempt to accomplish by an arbitrary exercise of the 
police power that which you have no right to do directly . 
The Chicago & Rock Island Railroad Company, by 
its charter and the ordinance of May 26, 1851, acquireji 
the right to construct and oijerate a track on Clark 
street. That right it and its successor have used with- 
out interruption for a period of twenty-five years. For 
several years past there has been much discontent on 
the part' of the property owners south of Fourteenth 
street, because of the inconveniences arising from such 
occupancy and use, and repeated efforts have been made 
to secure the enactment of ordinances similar to the 
one which I now return. The Company, after securing 
a right-of-way over property fronting on Arnold street, 
and extended from Twenty-second street to Fourteenth 
street, prepared and caused to be introduced into your 
honorable body an ordinance, a copy of which will bo 
found on page 134 of your printed record for 1875, and 
which, in the main, seems quite reasonable. This was 
printed over a year since, and on the 16th of April, 
1875, was reported upon favorably by a committee. 
Witliout fui-ther action on this ordinance, and on the 
16th of June of the piesent year, the jjresent ordinance 
was reported and laid over for further action. For 
some reason, of wliich I have no knowledge, no men- 
tion was made or is in the reports of the proceedings 
of your honorable body published in the city dailies 
issued on the morning of the 17th, and I am as- 
sured by the officers of the Company that they had no 
knowledge of the proposed ordinance until after it 
had-passed. Notwithstanding the refusal of your hon- 
orable body to reconsider your action for the purpose of 
again referring the matter to a committee, before which 
all the parties could lie heard before final action, I deem 
it my duty to afford you another opportunity to give a 
full hearing to all of the parties before the ordinance 
shall become a law. 

Second — Assuming that the real purpose of the ordi- 
nance is declared upon its face, one of its provisions is 
so grossly unreasonable as to demand its reconsider a 



July 3, 



80 



[1876. 



tion and amendment. Chicago is the efisteru terminus 
of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad, which, 
with its thousand miles of line operated, extends 
through three States and into the fourth. In con- 
junction with another line, also affected by this ordi- 
nance, it has erected at the south end of LaSalle street, 
at a cost of several hundred thousand dollars, a passen- 
ger depot of which every citizen of Chicago is proud. ; 
tts general freight depot is on Clark street, immediate- | 
Iv sotith of Twelfth. Its immense passenger and ( 
freight business from these terminal depots is moved j 
over the track on which you propose to prohibit the | 
use of steam as a motive power. The ordinance re- I 
quiring the change was passed at your meeting on the | 
evening of the 26th day of June; by its terms, it was ; 
to take effect on the 1st day of July. Had it received 
my approval on the 27th (it was not presented until the 
28th), it might have been jniblished so as to become 
operative on the 28th. This would have given the 
Company two days in which to make preparations for 
the change. An approval on the day it was presented 
to me and on which you refused to reconsider your 
action, would have left one day for this preparation. 
It is not necessary to argue that such a requirement 
is grossly unreasonable. 

Third— I do not believe that it is pos.sible for this 
Company to do its immense business over these tracks 
with any other than steam power. Enforcing the or- 
dinance without further legislation would compel it to 
remove its depots to some point south of Twenty-second 
street. Other railways penetrate to the business part 
of the city, and some of these occupy longer and more 
populous "streets than the one over which the Rock 
Island line passes. This ordinance would establish a 
precedent for similar legislation as to them. If the 
power is conceded, the wisdom of such enactments 
could not be justified. These railways have not injured 
Chicago, and the location and maintenance of their 
depots near the business center of the city are essential 
to the convenience of trade and travel. If this ordi- 
nance is justified as to this railway, similar legislation 
may be enacted as to any one of the leading lines ter- 
minating in Chicago. This special legislation as to one 
company which has contributed much, not by its busi- 
ness but by its improvements, to the prosperity of 
Chicago is as ungracious as it is unjust. The least that 
ould have been accorded to it was a full and fair 
hearing before the enactment of the ordinance, or be- 
fore it was placed beyond your control by a refusal to 
reconsider and recommit. 

Fourth— 1 am satisfied that the proposed ordinance 
will subject the city to unncessary litigation, the result 
of which is doubtful. A recognition of the fact that 
this Company has some rights which your honorable 
body ought to respect, anrl the manifestation of a will- 
ingness to hear before yon pass upon those rights, may 
prevent any appeal to the courts. An adjustment of 
the real matter in dispute is, I believe, obtainable by 
steps which will not compromise the self-respect or the 
rights of any of the parties. If these steps nre not 
taken, the responsibility is not mine. 

H. D. COLVIN, Mayor. 

Cjiicago, June 30, 1876. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to reconsider the vote by which 
the ordinance referred to in the veto of His Honor the 
Mayor was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Aldrich moved that the ordinance be recom- 
mitted to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Board of Public Works submitted a communica- 
tion relative to extension of main water pipe, etc., 
which was 

Referred to Committee on Fire and Water. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ORDI- 
NANCES. 

Aid. Cullerton presented an order directing the 
Comptroller to submit a list of the names of those per- 
sons who have been successful in defrauding the city 
of its just revenues for the years 1873 and 187*, and 
moved its jjassage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 



hereby directed to prepare (if possible), and submit to 
this Council at his earliest convenience, a list of the 
names of property owners who have been successful in 
defrauding the city of its just revenues for the years 
1873 and 1874. 

Aid. Lawler presented a preamble and resolution, re- 
questing His Excellency the Governor of this State to 
call a special session of the Legislature for the purpose 
of enacting such laws as will facilitate the collection of 
taxes, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. McCrea presented a resolution relative to the 
redemption of tax certificates and tax deeds held by 
the city, which, on motion of Aid. Sheridan, was 

Adopted. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Besolved, That, until further action by the City Coun- 
cil, all tax-sale certificates held by the city of Chicago 
may be purchased without penalty other than the 
actual costs, and in all cases where the city holds tax- 
deeds upon the tax levies for the years since 1870, the 
property maybe redeemed upon payment of amount of 
all delinquent city taxes and costs against said prop- 
erty. 

Aid. Kirk presented a preamble and resolution di- 
recting the Committee on Judiciary to prepare or- 
dinances for disbanding the Police Force and Fire 
Brigade, annulling contracts with gas companies and 
abolishing the Board of Public Works, which was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a preamble and resolutions 
calling for the appointment of a select committee to 
confer with city officials relative to reducing their 
salaries, and moved its adoption. 

The resolution prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted: 

Whebeas, The present financial condition of the 
city requires that the strictest economy be practiced in 
each department of the City Government ; and 

Whereas, In the opinion of the City Attorney the 
salary of the city officers cannot be increased or dimin- 
ished after the ijassageof the annual appropriation bill 
fixing the same ; therefore, be it 

Eesolved, That in view of such facts, each of the 
heads of the different departments (including that of 
the Board of Education) be and they are hereby re- 
quested and directed to call together the officers and 
employes under their control and explain the urgent 
necessity of a reduction of all salaries f>r the balance 
of the fiscal year, commencing July 1, 1876, and report 
the result of said conference to a special committee of 
this Council, consisting of five members to be appointed 
by the Chair, whose duty it shall bo to advise with the 
heads of the departments as to the amount of reduc- 
tion in each department, and report the result to this 
Council at its next regular meeting; and be it further 

Eesolved, That the City Clerk be and he is hereby 
directed to furnish to the heads of the various depart- 
ments a certified copy of the above. 

The Chair appointed as the Committee above provided 
for, Aid. Cullerton, McCrea, Kirk, McAuley and Cleve- 
land. 

Remonstrance of Clark and Londay against abolish- 
ing office of Fish Inspector, was 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report and ordinance : 

Chicago, July 3, 1876. 
To the Honorahle OUy Conncil of the City of Chicago : 

Genti,emen :— Tour Committee on Finance beg leave 
to present for the consideration of your honorable body 
the following communication relative to the existing 
condition of the finances of the city, including therein, 
for yoMT consideration, such suggestions in regard to 
the course to bo pursued to relieve the present financial 
embarrassment of the city as appear to your committee 
expedient. 

From the books of the Comptroller of the city wo 
find that the liabillti s of the city on June 27, 1876, and 
its assets were as shown by the following statement : 



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City Comptroller, it appears that the present liabilities 
of the city, exclusive of the bonded indebtedness, which 
is not included in the foregoing statement, exceed the 
available assets of the city by the sum of only about 
¥o,0U0, showing an apparent deficit of about 85 000 
only. 

But a practical business view of the matter, it seems 
to us, requires a correction of the statement from the 
Comptroller's books, by elinunating therefrom all items 
included among the assets that are worthless or doubt- 
ful ; assuming, at the same time, that the indebtedness. 



as shown by the Comptroller's books, is bona fide and 
is to be paid in full by the city, by the present avail- 
able assets, if they shall prove sufficient. If not suffi- 
cient, then some means must be devised to make good 
the deficiency. Of the items included among the 
assets it is the opinion of your committee that the sums 
of $108,007.59 and $180,323.62, uncollected taxes for the 
years 1869 and 1870, are entirely worthless. 

The fire of 1871, which destroyed the Assessor's and 
Collector's books with the county records, also destroyed 
a large part of the property upon which said sums were 
levied, and consequently the collection of said sums is 
entirely impracticable 

It is also the opinion of your committee that, of the 
amount of uncollected taxes for 1871, not more than 
25 per cent, can be reasonably counted on as available; 
of the taxes for 1872, not more than 50 per cent. ; of the 
taxes for 1873, not more than 75 per cent.; of those for 
1874, not more than SO per cent. ; of those for 1875, not 
more th^n 90 per cent. We think that thpse estimates 
of the percentages that can be collected of the amounts 
uncollected for the respective years are fully as large 
as can reasonably be expected, judging from past ex- 
perience. Some of the taxes are long past due ; much 
levied on personal property, which, with its owners, 
has disappeared; and some ot the real estate taxes will 
be lost through misdescription and otherwise. 

The balance sheet, thus corrected, will more nearly 
exhibit the exact financial condition of the city at the 
present time, and will stand as follows (omitting the 
amount of the appropriation of 1876 on both sides of 
the account) : 

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From the foregoing statement it will appear that if 
the discounts from the amount of the assets as they ap- 
pear on the Comptroller's books have not been made 
too large the present administration has inherited an 
indebtedness amounting to $6,697,090.83 and assets that 
may be made available amounting only to the sum of 
$5 122,120.01, leaving no less an amount than 5fl,574,- 
970 8l'of the citv indebtedness to be provided for by the 
present Council" in some manner for them to deter- 
mine but in any event from resources other than what 
have 'been transmitted to them from the former ad- 
ministrations. J -, 

And even this deficit will be greatly increased, and 
the evils arising therefrom be aggravated, unless those 
of our citizens who now fail or refuse to pay then- 
honest proportion of the taxes levied can be induced to 
come forward and bear their share of the burden. 

In addition to this, it is reasonably certain that the 
city will not be able to realize the full amount of $587,- 
59718 appearing on the statement from the Comp- 
troller's books as charged to D. A. Gage, Duncan, Sher- 
man & Co., and D. O'Hara, and that there will be a 
shrinkage in that item of at least $250,000, which also 
isto be provided for. 

Besides, there is probably an additional amount ot 
about $100,000 on account of the Van Hollen defalca- 

These sums aggregate the total amount of $1,924,- 

970.81. , ^ • 4. 4. ■ 

It is proper here to state that the foregoing state- 
ments are made without reference to the recent de- 
cision of the Supreme Court of this State as to the city 
taxes levied under the provision of what is generally 
known as "bill 300." " 

How shall this inherited deficit be made good / 
By no retrenchment during the present fiscal year 
can we hope to save any considerable amount from the 
taxlevyforl876, to be applied to the diminishing of 
this inherited deficit, especially as there are now but 
six months of the fiscal year remaining, in a fiscal year 
of only nine months. 

The appropriations for the present fiscal year were 
made, with the exception of $500,000, for specific ob- 
iects, and to the extent of the requirements of such 
specific objects can legally be diverted to no other pur- 

In the opinion of your committee there is but one 
method by which this inherited deficit can be made 
good and that is by making provision for it by proper 
appropriations in the future, such appropriations to be 
met partly by applying to this object the unexpended 
appropriations for such improvements as may be dis- 
])ensed with, and by postponing the payment of in- 
debtedness to certain specific funds (a table of which 
funds and the amount of indebtedness is hereto ap- 
pended), and applying the amounts of such indebted- 
ness to this object, and the remainder by the levy of 
taxes or the sale of some of the city's superfluous 

'^'^ThT deficit is too great to be paid in one year without 
making a tax levy that would be burdensonie upon the 
tax payers. But during the two years of 1877 and 1»78 
the'entire amount can be paid off, and all the necessary 
expenses of an honest and economical administration ot 
the city government can be met without seriously bur- 
dening the citizens with municipal taxes. 

With regard to the appropriation for the year 1876, 
your Committee are of the opinion that it is both legal 
and j)racticable to anticipate the collection of the taxes 
levied for the year hj issuing time warrants, made 
payable specifically out of the taxes for the year 1876, 
and maturing at some time in the future within which 
it will lie reasonaljly certain that said taxes can and 
will be paid. . . 

Such a course in regard to the 1876 taxes, while rt 
will not diminish the inherited deficit of former years, 
will at least provide for the current expenses ot the 
city and sec\ire its creditors and employes prompt pay- 
mc'iit in the future. ^Ve would, therefore, respecttully 
recommend the passage of the accompanying ordinance. 

S. H. McCRKA. 

J. B. BRIGGS. 

JACOB ROSENBERG. 
AN ORDINANCE, 
Authorizing temporary loans in anticipation of taxes : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the CUy of Chicago, 

Wheeeas, No provision is made lor the payment ol 



the ordinary current expenses, except its receipts from 
taxes levied to meet the same : and, 

Whereas, The warrant for the collection of the 
taxes of 1876 will not be issued to the Collector until 
December next; and, 

WHifftEAS, It is imperatively necessary for the wel- 
fare of the city that the current expenses should be 
promptly paid ; therefore : 

Section 1. The Comptroller is hereby authorized, 
with the sanction of the Mayor and the Finance Com- 
mittee, to make temporary loans, in anticipation of the 
collection of the taxes of 1876, to an amount not ex- 
ceeding 75 per cent, of the amount appropriated 
for the current fiscal year, and to issue therefor time 
revenue warrants on the City Treasurer, payable out of 
the taxes of 1876, in such sums as may be desired, 
bearing interest at a rate not exceeding 8 per cent, per 
annum. 

Sec. 2. The several Town Collectors of North, South 
and West Chicago, and the County Treasurer and ex 
oflicio County Collector of Cook County, are hereby au- 
thorized and requested to receive the time revenue 
warrants issued as above, at their face value, with ac- 
crued interest, in payment of city taxes of 1876, pro- 
vided said warrants shall first be presented at the City 
Comptroller's office, and duly certified for said purpose, 
and the City Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed 
to receive said time revenue warrants so used in pay- 
ment of city taxes from said several Collectors. 
SUPPLEMENTAL FIGURES. 
Credit funds from Treasurer's books, June 16, 1870 : 

Jonathan Burr Fund • $ 12,905.12 

Canal Redemption Fund 120,458.68 

City Bridewell Fund 17,175.51 

OitJ Hall Fund H't™ 

General Fund (with taxes distributed) 463,880.0b 

General Sinking Fund 152,640.30 

Police Life and Health Insurance Fund 2,062.42 

Personal Redemption Fund 0,335.44 

Platting Fund 1^3.2J 

Public Buildings ^^Vi.^Jr 

Reform School Fund 12,812.90 

River Improvement Sinking Fund 49,827.08 

Sew^erage Tax Fund 16,100.o2 

Special Assessments (including appropria- 
tions for intersections, etc., payable from 
taxes, of which amount $149,124.68 is 

still uncollected) 394,990.16 

Sewerage Sinking Fund ^*'2^^-^,l^ 

School Fund ^^ 712.87 

School Sinking Fund %I« i!. 

Suspense Account 4,346.10 

Water Fund (including appropriations for 
completion of land tunnel and West Side 
Water Works, payable from taxes of 
which amount $2u8,080 is still uncol- 
lected) '• 544,988.53 

Wharfing Privilege Mortgages 18,519.88 

Grand Total $2,588,051.21 

Aid. CuUerton moved that the engrossment of the 
ordinance recommended by the committee be waived 
and the ordinance passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Fms— McAulev, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Somnier, Lodding, 
Culierton,Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, 
Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, 
Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Linsenbarth, 
Sweeney, Boser, Kirk— 30. 

JVa2/.s— None. 

(For ordinance as passed, see report of committee 
above.) 

RAILROADS. 

Aid Aldrich, of the Committee on Railroads, to whom 
was referred the petition of J. R. Armstrong for a 
switch on West Water street, submitted a report recom- 
mending "that it be referred to the Board of Public 
Works, with authority to grant the prayer of the peti- 
tion if in their judgment it shall be deemed proper to ^ 
do so, and provided there shall be no expense to the city," 

Aid. Aldrich moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

JUDICIARY. 

The Committe on Judiciary, to whom was referred an 
amendment to Rule 41, submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of an accompanying order. 



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Aid. Gilbert moved to concur in the report and pass 
the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the name of the 20tb committee named 
in Rule 41 be changed to " Health and County Eela- 
tions," imd that the present standing committee, on 
County Relations be continued as Committee on Health 
and County Relations. 



The same committee, to whom was referred a petition 
of citizens praying to be relieved of expense -of inspect- 
ing steam boilers, submitted a report-recommending the 
passage of an accompanying ordinance. 

Aid. CuUertou and Sweeney requested that the report 
be laid over and published. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

Common Comicil assembled : 

Tour Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 
the petition of various citizens to be relieved from ex- 
pense of inspecting boilers, having had the same under 
advisement, respectfully report the ordinance hereto 
attached and recommend its passage. 

JNO. L. THOMPSON, 
JAMES H. GILBERT, 
A. H. WALDO, 
Committee on Judiciary. 

The following is the ordinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 
To amend an ordinance entitled " Inspection of Steam 
Boilers, etc.,"being Chapter 22 of the ilevised Ordinances. 
Be it ordained by the Ci'y Council of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That said ordinance, entitled "Inspec- 
tion of Steam Boilers," be amended by adding thereto 
the following sections as sections fifteen and sixteen of 
said ordinance. 

Sec. 15. That certificates of inspection of steam boilers, 
being policies of insurance issued by any steam boiler in- 
spection and insurance company authorized by the laws 
of the State of Illinois to inspect and insure steam 
boilers, shall be equally as valid and effectual as the 
certificate of inspection hereinbefore provided for in 
this ordinance. And any person or corporation possess- 
ing such certificate from any such company — such cer- 
tificate being unrevoked and in full life — shall be ex- 
empt from the penalties by this ordinance prescribed. 
But it is hereby provided that for every such certificate 
issued in this city by any such steam boiler inspection 
and insurance company, such compmy shall pay into 
the city treasury the sum of two dollars. And it is 
further provided that every such company doing busi- 
ness in the city of Chicago shall file, on or before the 
5th day of each month, with the City Comptroller, show- 
ing the number of such boilers inspected by such com- 
pany during the preceding month, the names of the 
parties for whom inspected, and the places where the 
same are located ; and also the amount paid by such 
company into the city treasury during such preceding 
month. 

Sec. 16. That it shall be the duty of the City Boiler 
Inspector, on or before the 5th day of each month, to 
file with the City Comptroller a statement, under oath, 
showing the names in alphabetical order of the owners 
of steam boilers inspected by him during the preceding 
month, of steam boilers within the city, the location of 
such boilers by him inspected, the date of inspection, 
and amount received by him, and from whom received, 
for inspection during such preceding month. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage and due publication. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred the com- 
munication of the Mayor transmitting a petition for 
submission to a vote of the electors of the city the 
question of reorganization under the general law of 
1875, submitted a /eport recommending "that the ques- 
tion of the validity of the law of 1875 be referred to 
the Law Department ; and, if their opinion coincides 
with that of your Committee, that the petition be placed 
on file." 

Aid. CuUerton moved to concur in the repoi't. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred a com- 



munication from S. S. Hayes, concerning the Comp- 
trollership, etc., submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Aldrich moved that the report be published and 
placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
Common Council assembled : 

TourlCommittee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 
the eonimunication of S. S. Hayes, acting Comptroller, 
having had the same under consideration, respectfully 
report : 

Among the official acts of Mr. Hoyne, among his 
short but brilliant administration of the office of 
Mayor were the removal of Mr. Hayes from the office 
of Comptroller and the appointment of Mr. Derickson 
to fill the vacancy. The validity of this action does 
not depend upon the question as to whether Mr. Hoyne 
was Mayor de jure, but upon the other question as to 
whether Mr. Hoyne was Mayor de facto. 

It has been settled by repeated adjudication, and no 
lawyer of intelligence will dispute the proposition, that 
there can be but one occupant of an office at one and 
the same time ; in other words, that there cannot be a 
Mayor de facto and a Mayor de jure, both exercising 
the functions of one and the same office of Mayor. If, 
therefore, the removal of Mr. Hayes had no validity 
because, as is alleged, Mr. Hoyne was not the legal 
Mayor of Chicago, it then necessarily follows that all 
the official acts of Mr. Hoyne were equally without 
validity, which, in the judgment of your Committee, is 
positively absurd. 

The occupancy of the office of Mayor by Mr. Hoyne 
was recognised by Mr. Colvin himself in his quo 
warranto proceedings. Mr. Hoyne as Mayor opened the 
prison doors and released the city convicts, he had 
control of the City Seal, he had full command of the 
physical force of the city represented by the Police De- 
partment ; he was recognized by and presided over the 
meetings of the Council, the legislative authority of 
the city ; and the only reason for asserting that Mi- 
Colvin was during this time exercising the functions of 
Mayor, is, that he was allowed by the courtesy of Mr. 
Hoyne to oecupy two small apartments in the City 
Hall which are usually occupied by the Mayor of the 
City, and that Mr. Hoyne was not recognized as Mayor 
by a few decapitated officials. Which of the two gen- 
tlemen, Mr. Hoyne or Mr. Colvin, was in fact admin- 
istering the office of Mayor, is too plain to admit of 
question. 

Your Committee have no hesitation in expressing 
their opinion that the official acts of Mayor Hoyne, in- 
cluding the removal of Mr. Hayes, were perfectly valid 
as the act of an officer de facto. 

But no one is authorized to say that Mr. Hoyne was 
not the lawful Mayor of Chicago during the time he 
was administering the office. The weight of opinion 
is certainly in favor of the validity of his election. 

It has, to be sure, been decided by a majority of the 
Judges of the Circuit Court that that '.election was a 
nullity, but that court was without jurisdiction in the 
premises, and the only effect which can be given to 
their decision is that which is obtained by the consent 
of Mr. Hoyne to abide by the opinion of a majority of 
the Judges of that court. Precisely similar effect 
would necessarily be given to a judgment of a Justice 
of the Peace, if coupled with a similar agreement by 
Mr. Hoyne. 

In all matters of abstract law the final opinion can 
only be given by the Supreme Court of the State or the 
Supreme Court of the United States in cases in which 
jurisdiction is conferred upon that court. Neither > f 
those courts have as yet expressed any opinion upon 
the question of Mr. Hoyne's election. 

The opinion of the three Judges of the Circuit Court 
is entitled to respect as that of three distinguished 
lawyers. The two Judges who dissented are certainly 
no less distinguished. 

It is also within the knowledge of your committee 
that the facts and circumstances surrounding the elec- 
tion of Mr. Hoyne were submitted to two eminent and 
conservative lawyers of the city, who had previously 
expressed themselves as absolutely without bias or 
partisan feeling in the matter, who gave opinions upon 
their professional reputations in favor ol the validity 
of the election of Mr. Hoyne. It is not to the dis- 
credit of any member of the bench of the city to say 
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weight in determining a question of abstract law as 
those of either two of the three Judges of the Circuit 
Court who gave opposite opinion. 

Your committee, therefore, think that they are justi- 
fied in saying that the weight of opinion is in favor of 
the position that Mr. Hoyne was not only Mayor de 
facto, but also Mayor de jure. 

The Council must, however, recognize the condition 
of matters as they actually exist. By the withdrawal 
of Mr. Hoyne from the contest Mr. Colvin became and 
is acting Mayor, and his acts as such are perfectly valid. 

There can be no question, also, that the City Attorney 
was right in holding that Mr. Hayes, who was held in 
the position of Comptroller by the power of the Mayor, 
was Comptroller de facto, and that his acts as such were 
perfectly valid so long as he remained in the occupancy 
of the chair. 

The remaining portion of the communication calls 
for no remark, except that your committee have per- 
fect confidence in the ability and integrity of the 
Finance Committee, and it was only with the purpose 
of attempting to correct an erroneous impression of the 
invalidity of the official acts of Mayor Hoyne Avhich 
seems to exist, to some extent, that the communication 
was notied at all. 

JOHN L. THOMPSON, 
A. W. WALDO, 
FRANK LAWLER, 
JAMES H. GILBERT. 
Committee onJudiciai-y. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred the ap- 
pointment of Henry Best as Deputy Clerk, Police 
Court, N. D., and also his bond, submitted a report re- 
commending that the appointment be concurred in and 
the bond approved. 

Aid. Cullerton and Sweeney requested that the report 
be laid'over and published. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Giiy Council of the City of Chicago : 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 
the appointment of Henry Best as Deputy Police Court 
Clerk for North Division, as well as the bond of such 
Deputy Clerk, and also the opinion of the City Attor- 
ney, in which it is held that the right of such appoint- 
ment of Deputy Clerk is given, by the law, to the 
Police Court Clerk, respectfully report and recommend 
that the appointment of Henry Best as Deputy Clerk of 
the Police Court for the North Division be concurred 
in and that his bond be approved. 

JNO. L. THOMPSON, 
A. W. WALDO, 
FRANK LAWLER, 
JAMES H. GILBERT, 
Committee on Judiciary. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, N. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D., to whom 
was recommitted their report in relation to the Fuller- 
ton fcvenue conduit, submitted a report recommending 
the adoption of the report of the Committee of Experts, 
" and its reference to the Board of Public Works with 
instructions that they carry it out to the fullest extent 
which, in their opinion, would he compatible with the 
interest of the city." . 

Aid. Waldo moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The Hame Committee, to whom was referred an order 
directing the Board of Public Works to issue a permit 
to B. Harrington to pave Illinois street from Wells 
street to Market street, submitted a report recommend- 
ing its passage. 

Aid. Sweeney moved to concur in the report and pass 
the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows: 

Yeas — Ballard, Aldrich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, 
Sheridan, Sommer, Lo<lding, Cullerton, Kerber, Law- 
ler, Bcidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Bawleigh, 
Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan,Baunigarten, Niesen, Waldo, 
Linsenbarth, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 26. 

Nays — McAuley, Rosenberg, Throop, McCrea — 4. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Whereas, More than siiven-eighths of the owners of 
property on Illinois street, from Wells to Maxket 



streets, have entered into a private contract with B. 
Harrington for the grading and paving with wooden 
blocks the said Illinois street between said points in 
front of their respective property, therefore, be it 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be and 
they are hereby directed to grant a permit to B. Har- 
rington to grade and pave, with wooden blocks, the 
said Illinois street, from North Wells to Market streets, 
under said private conti-act ; also to cause a special as- 
sessment to be made against such property as is not 
represented in said contract ; also to enter into a con- 
tract with the same party to grade and pave, with 
wooden blocks, the intersections along the line of said 
work at a cost not to exceed that paid by the property 
owners ; the contractor to pay all costs of superinr 
tendence and engineering. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred a r«- 
monstrance against paving Huron street east of State, 
submitted a "report in favor of remonstrance." 

Aid. Boser moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed, 

GAS LIGHTS. 

Aid. Bawleigh, of the Committee on Gas Lights, to 
whom was referred an order for extinguishing one-half 
the street lamps, submitted a report recommending its 
passage. 

Aid. Cullerton and Sweeney requested that the re- 
port be laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Gas Lights, to whom was re- 
ferred the order for extinguishing one-half the lamps 
in the city, having had the same under advisement, 
respectfully report the order to be adopted. 

J. T. RAWLEIGH. 
WM. ALDRICH. 
JNO. L. THOMPSON. 
D. K. PEARSONS. 

The following is the order : 

Ordered, hy the City Council of Chicago: That only 
one-half of the public street lamps be lighted, and that 
the Board of Public Works designate the lamps which 
are not to be lighted, providing, wherever possible, that 
each street lose one-half of its lighted lamps. 

Ordered, further, That the Superintendent of Police 
be directed "to see that the above order be enforced. 

SELECT COMMITTEE. 

Aid. Stewart, of the Select Committee, to whom was 
referred the subject of reducing the number of employes 
in the Boards of Health and Public Works, submitted a 
report thereon. 

Aid. Gilbert moved that the report be recommitted, 
with instructions to make more definite recommenda- 
tions. 

The motion was lost. 

Aid. Throop and Ryan requested that the report be 
laid over and published. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled : 

Your Special Committee, to whom was referred the 
following resolution : 

Resolved, That a Select Committee of throe be ap- 
pointed to ascertain and report what reduction can be 
made in the number and pay of the employes in the Pub- 
lic Works and Health Departments, and what reorgan- 
ization of said departments can be made under the law, 
with special view to greater economy and efficiency ; ami 
that the heads of the said departments, as well as the 
Law Department, be directed to furnish all requii-ed 
assistance and information to said committee in the 
discharge of its duties. ♦ 

Having had the same under advisement, respectfullj' 
report : 

1. That they are of the opinion that the Board of 
Health shoiild bo entirely reorganized, and submit an 
ordinance herewith abolishing said board and reorgan- 
izing the same; your committee submit herewith a list 
of the officers and employes of said board, together with 
their salaries, by which it will bo seen that by abolish- 
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will be effected of over 538,000, and the work be as well 
done. 

2. That they have examined into the number of em- 
ployes and the salaries of the Board of Public Works, a 
list of whom is given and the salaries therewith, and 
said committee recommend that said Board be abolished 
and reoi-ganized, and that an immediate reduction 
of the salaries of the officers and employes be 
made, and that in order to effect said purpose we sub- 
mit the following preamble and resolution, and ask 
your concurrence therewith. 

J. W. STEWART, 
J. BEIDLER, 
JAMES A. KIRK. 

The following is the resolution : 

Whereas, The City of Chicago is in embarrassed cir- 
cumstances and unable t > pay its debts or its employes ; 
and, 

Whereas, There is an imperative necessity for reduc- 
ing all expenses and dispensing with the services of all 
pei-sons not actually necessary to administer the affairs 
of the city government; therefore, 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be abolished, 
and all the power and duties of said board be vested in 
one man, to be called Commissioner of the Board of 
Public Works,at a salary not to exceed 83,000 per annum; 
that no secretary or bookkeeper, at this present time 
emploj-ed by the Board of Public Works shall, after 
this date receive a salary exceeding 82,000 per year, or 
assistant secretary or assistant bookkeeper a salary ex- 
ceeding fl25 per month ; that all persons employed in 
making special assessments, all harbor masters and 
special constables be discharged ; that the salaries of 
all persons employed in collecting water rents be re- 
duced to 3900 per year ; that the salai'ies of inspectors 
of hydrants be reduced to .%0 per month ; that the 
salaries of all pei-sons employed at the water-works, 
with the exception of the chief engineer in charge, 
shall be reduced as follows: Watchmen, cleaners of 
boilers, oilers, weighers, iiremen, hostlers, not exceed- 
ing S50 per month, and all those in the water assess- 
ment department salaries not exceeding $60 per month, 
except the head clerk, and in the street department the 
superintendent's salary not to exceed $2,000 per year, 
engineers not to e.Kceed f 125 per month, draughtsmen' 
not to exceed SlOO per month, and street foremen not to 
exceed S75 per month, and as many to be dispensed 
with as possible. 

The following is the ordinance concerning the Board 
of Health : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the Board of Health, as at present 
organized, be and the same is hereby abolished, and 
that all of the powers and duties of said Board shall be 
vested in and perform' d by an oflBcer to be called the 
Health Officer, who shall have the management and 
control of nil such matters and things now under the 
management and corttrol of the said health depart- 
ment. 

Sec. 2. The said Health Officer shall be appointed by 
the Mayor of the city, by and with the advice and con- 
sent of the Common Council, and shall receive a salary 
not exceeding 81,500 per year, and shall hold his office 
until his successor is appointed and qualitied. 

Sec. 3. Said Health Officer shall have power to em- 
ploy a secretary, at a salary not exceeding .$1,200 per 
year, and an a-ss'stant at a silary not exceeding $1,00 ■ 
per year, and ten sanitary policemen at a salary not 
exceeding .§60 per month each, who shall have full 
police powers and perform all th^ duties of sanitary 
policemen as are now provided by the laws and ordi- 
nances of the city, and such other duties as the said 
Health Officer may require and determine. Said 
Health Officer shall also have charge of the City Hos- 
pital, and have power to employ such assistants and 
nurses as may be necessary in and about the same. 

Sec. 4. The nlhcos of City Physician and Sa' itary 
Superintendent are hereby abolished. 

Sec. 5. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage. 

The following is a list of the persons and salaries 
aliove referred to: 

BoAUD or Health of the City of Chicago,") 

Health Office, Chicago, June 23, 1876. J 

The following is a list of the members of the Board 

of Heath, the employes of the Health Dapartment and 

their salaries : I 



MEMBERS OF THE BOARd! 

B. McVicker, M. D., President; Ben. C. Miller, M. 
D. ; H. Geiger, M. D. ; M. Mannheimer, M. D. ; C. E. 
Moore, Esq.; Jas. McDermott, Esq. Salary of each, 
$600 per year, but no appropriation made for two years. 

SECRETARY. 

G. W. Merrell ; salary, !ii!l,540 per year. 

SANITARY SUPERINTENDENT. 

Ben. C. Miller, M. D. ; salary, $2,760 per year. 

health OFFICKR. 

Moses Hooke ; salary, $2,260 per year. 

CLERKS. 

H. P. Wright, Registration Clerk ; salary, $1,130 per 
year. L. Merki, Health Office Clerk ; salary, $1,090 
per year. 

SANITARY INSPECTORS. 

R. R. Van Doozer, M. D., First District, salary, $500 
per year; C. C. Buckley, M. D., Second District, salary, 
$500 per year; J. S. Hunt, M. D., Third District, salary, 
$500 per year; J. F. Williams, M. D., Fourth District, 
salary, $500 per year. 

JANITOR. 

William Gillespie : salary, $300 per year. 

SANITARY POLICEMEN. 

L. Wilson, J. J. Heckmann, J. Hettinger, \^, 
Sheahan, R. Dobson, H. F eitsch, J.; Keefe, J. Rafferty. 
F. Leibbrandt, C. C. Tilden, J. Downs, M. Lamb, J. 
Kilroy, H. Nelson, W. G. Kelly, J. E. Sinclair, H. A. 
Alexander, D. Adams, T. G. Hanaiin, J. N. Burns, P. 
Murphy, J. Becker. John Egan, H. Sevorin, John 
Either, D. E. Clark, M. C. Slavin. Salaries of Sanitary 
Policemen, $900 per year each. 

HOSPITAL EMPLOYES. 

Lars Lee, Steward, salary, $600 per year; Mrs. P. 
Lee, Matron, salary, $.306 per year; Henry Ehlerding, 
Nurse, salary, $360 per year; Louisa Peterson, salary, 
$180 per year; Annie 0. Hendrickson, cook, salary, 
$180 per year. 

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS. 

Names. Occupation. Per day. Per month. 

R. Prindiville, Commissioner $308 S3 

J. K. Thompson, " 308 33 

Louis Wahl, " 308 33 

Alex. Sullivan, Secretary 270 83 

David S. Mead, Ass't Secretary 120 84 

E. S. Chesbrough, City Engineer 345 84 

Wm. Bryson, Ass't " " 188 34 

B.Williams, Assistant " " 143 34 

E. M. Johnson, Bookkeepei- ; 233 33 

John Freeman, Ass't Bookkeeper 143 34 

R. L. Prindiville, Clerk, " " office 75 00 

H.J. Jones, in charge Spec'lAssm'ts 195 83 

Edson J. Harkupss, Special Assm't 

Clerk 143 34 

Henry Winter, Special Assm't Clerk 120 84 

.John Stewart, " " " 120 84 

Ed. Lewis, " " " 83 33 

Henry R. Green, " " " 98 34 

Patrick J. Howard, " " 98 34 

Otto Seltzer, in charge Draughting 

Department 143 34 

F. C. Meyer, Draughtsman 113 33 

Olof Larson, Draughtsman 98 34 

E. Rutishauserj Street N'lmber Cl'k 75 00 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

S. F. White, Special Constable 98 33 

Geo. Anderson, " " " 98 33 

Wm. Sweeney, " '■ " 98 33 

Thos. Collins, Engineer LaSalle 

street Tunnel 98 .35 

R. C. Mackey, Engineer Washington 

street Tunnel 98 35 

Wm. Donnellan, Eng'r City Hall 98 35 

A. H. Meynell, Janit')r " " 60 00 

Mary Geiss, Cleaner " " 65 00 

Margaret Brennan, Cleaner " 50 00 

Edmund Doul, " " 55 00 

A. Kaik, Messenger City Hall.. 75 00 

G. H. Baunier, Watchman City Hall .55 00 

D. O'Brien, Policeman Lumb'r Dist 75 00 



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Name. Occupation. Per Day. Per Month 

H. Kroeschell, Insp. of Mining Ful- 

lerton avenue conduit $4 00 

J. H. Bishop, Insp. of Mining Ful- 

lerton avenue conduit 4 00 

Wm. Keegan, Insp. of Mining Ful- 

lerton avenue conduit 4 00 

A. Steinbach, Insp. of Mining Ful- , 

lerton aveniie conduit 4 00 

G. Hunter, Insp. of Masonry 4 00 

M. Magan, " " " 4 00 

C. H. Priudiville, Messenger of the 

Board 40 00 

Arthur Hitchcock, Carp't City Hall 60 00 



.33 
83 33 
83 33 
83 33 



143 34 

120 84 



143 34 



John Stewart, Harbor Master. 

Thos. Brown, " " 

Peter Nelson, " " 

Wm. Carey, " " 

WATER DEPARTMENT, 
0. F. Woodford, Water A 

Thos. Pattison,As8ista'nt " 

W. R. Larrabee, in charge Water 

Collections • 

F. J. Reed, Cashier 143 34 

Charles Moeckel, Division Clerk 120 84 

Donald M'lntcsh, " " 120 84 

.J.D.Smith, " " 120 84 

E.E.Gilbert, " " 120 84 

M. 0. Connor, " " ' 98 34 

W. H. Prindiville, " " 98 34 

Walter Williams, Meter Clerk 120 84 

Brock M'Vicker, Assistant Clerk 98 34 

Arthur Erbe, Draughtman 105 83 

George M.Holdeu, Water-rent Col't 98 34 

J. C. Sullivan 



F. T. Sullivan, 

H. S. Slosson, 

W. E. Webster, 

E. Hart, 

R. P. Saunders, 

W. J. M'Namara, 

P. Kelly, 

Wm. Wayman, 

L. A. Williams, 

D. 0. Brien, Water Rent Collector... 



34 

98 34 
98 34 
98 34 
98 34 
83 33 
98 34 
98 34 
83 33 
75 00 
S83 33 



75 00 
75 00 
75 00 

100 00 

ion 00 

128 84 
98 34 



W. H. Reed, Asst. Division Clerk 75 00 

J. E. Thompson, Cashier Clerk 75 00 

F. H. Tuttle, Asst. Division Clerk 98 34 

Geo. Wilwn, Plumbing Inspector.. ..$3 00 

Jno. E.Ward, " '• ... 3 00 

Jno. Long, " " .••• 3 00 

Henry G. Naper, Permit Clerk 98 34 

D. W. Rowlands, Tapper 3 00 

Tim Waters, Tapper 2 50 ,. 

P. Langan, " 2 50 

D. Dore, " 2 50 

Jas. F]emiug,Inspector of Hydrants 

Wm. O'Connor, " " " 

Thos. Fleming, " " " 

W. B. Davidson, Foreman Laying 

Water Pipes 

John Costello, Foreman Laying 

Water Pipes 

Charles Brown, Supt. Water Meters 

.T. W. Hood, Foreman Pipe Yard 

John Scott, Foreman Water Masons 4 00 

Thos. McLane, " " " 4 00 

.los. O'Connor, " " " 4 00 

George Keys, in charge Shutting Off. 3 50 

Chae. Kalstrom, Crib Keeper 75 00 

STREET DEPARTMENT. 

Name. Occupation. Per Month. 

George W. Wilson, Superintendent $233 33 

Chas. W. Maynard, Asst. Superintendent 125 00 

A. M. Hirsch, Asst. Engineer 143 34 

John B. Mullor, " 143 34 

O. K. Cheney, •' 143 34 

S. G. Artingstall, Draughtsman 120 84 

Timothy Lynch, Rodman 75 00 

Peter Hansen. " 75 00 

C.E.Bailey, " 75 OO 

G. K. Bramhall, Supt. of Bridges 158 33 

G. N. Houghton, Street Foreman, S. Division... 98 34 
Anton Bnrg, " " " ... 98 34 

Frank Bauer, " " '' ... 98 34 

Anton Imhof, " " N. Division... 98 34 



Name. Occupation. Per Month. 

Philip Conly, Street Foreman, N. Division 98 34 

N. W. Buffington, " " " - 98 34 

F.Hand, " " W. Division... 98 34 

T.J.Hickey, « ^ ;; ••. 98 34 



Michael Ford, 
Michael Gernhart, 
Bryan Donnelly, 
Gilbert Oleson, 



98 34 
98 34 
98 34 



FOREMEN AT THE PARKS. 



Name. Occupation. Per Month. 

P. Shaw, Foreman Union Park S75 00 

J. Halpin, " Jefferson Park 75 00 

A. Druman, " Washington Park 75 00 

J. Mtirphy, " Wicker Park 75 00 

E.Keating, " Vernon Park 75 00 

W.White, " Ellis Park 75 00 

M. O'Brien, " Lake Park 75 00 

CHICAGO WATER WORKS. 

Name. Occupation. Per Day. Per Month . 

F. Trautman (Engineer in charge) $1C6 67 

Wm. Horner, (Assistant Engineer) 125 00 

John Smith, " " 125 00 

S. W. Fuller, Clerk '. 60 00 

J. By water, "Hostler 65 00 

Jas. Murphy, Watchman 63 00 

Jas. Sheridan, weighing coal..., 65 00 

,Jas. Welsh, cleaning boilers 63 00 

D. W. Fuller, " " 63 00 

Four men. Oilers, each 63 00 

Three " Firemen, each 66 00 

Three " Asst. Firemen, each 64 00 

Two " " " " 63 00 

One " passing coal 63 00 

Five " " " 60 00 

H. R. Ward, Carpenter 90 00 

J. L. Rheinwald, Foreman 3 75 

Two Machinists 2 50 

Two " 2 75 

One Blacksmith 3 25 

One Helper 2 63 

WEST SIDE WATER WORKS. 

Name. Occupation. Per Day. Per Month. 

Jas Handley, Inspector Masonry 4 00 

John Elbert, Mechanical Engineer 150 00 

.Jas. Webster, Rodman 75 00 

SEWERAGE DEPARTMENT. 



Name. Occupation. Per Day. Per 

Wm. N, Clarke, Sewerage Engineer 

Richard Potts, Assistant " 

William Lowe, Draughtsman...'. 

B.F.Davenport, " • 

G. H. Barry, Clerk in Chf Eng. 

Oifice 

D. Graves, Inspector of Cha ns 

Frank Wells, " " 

Wm. Smith, " " • 

G(^orge G. Barrows, Sewerage Clerk, 

(dischai-ged) 

B. Fitzpatrick, Draughtsman 

P. D. Sullivan, General Inspector of 

House Drains • 4 00 

Robert McLoon, Rodman : 

Darius Knights, General Inspector 

of Sewers 6 00 

Andrew Magan, Foreman Sower 

Cleaning ^ 00 

Patrick Cooney, Foreman Sewer 

Masons 4 00 

Thos. Nash, Foreman Sewer Masons 4 00 



233 33 
143 34 
120 84 
98 34 


120 84 

75 00 
75 00 
75 00 


75 00 
83 33 



WATER ASSESSMENT DEPARTMENT. 

a Name. Occui)ation. Per Day. Per Montli. 

S H. Rayner, First Assessor's (il'k 100 00 

Robert Coats, Second " " ... • 75 00 

A. J. Dox, Water Inspector 3 50 

D C. Heavey, Water Inspector 75 00 

C. A. Woodford, " " . ^fl "^ 

Walter S. Maher, " " ''5 00 



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Fame. Occupation. Per Day. Per Month. 

John Callaghan, Water Inspector 75 00 

Francis Quirk, " " ^ 0^ 

James H. Clark, " " ^ J5 00 

B. McDonald, '• " H 00 

H.J.Maynihan, " " [^5 00 

T. Breshnahan, " '^ ^!^ 

John Norton, " " ^^ 00 

W. E. Downs, " •' '^ "^ 

John A. Southwick, Locating Ser- 
vice Pipes "5 00 

By unanimoiis consent, Aid. Lawler presented a reso- 
lution requesting the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
S. D., to invite the railroad officials to meet with them, 
when they consider the removal of track from Clark 
street, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted: 

Besolved, That the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, be requested to invite the officers of the 
M. S. and E. I. E. E. to confer with them on removing 
of tlie track occupied by them on South Clark street. 

EAILEOADS. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Aldrich, of the Com- 
mittee on Eailroads, to whom had been referred, 



1. A resolution concerning the terminus of the North 
Dhicago Eailway ; 

2. Petition from the Chicago & Illioois EiverE. E- ; 

3. Eemonstrance against allowing cars of C. E. I. & 
P. E. E. to run over six miles per hour; 

4. Ordinance amending ordinance concerning Metro- 
politan Eailway Co. ; 

5. Petitions and ordinances concerning Chicago & 
Englewood Horse Eailway Co. ; 

6. Ordinance concerning Citizens' Eailway Co. ; 

7. Eesolutions concerning time and manner of run- 
ning cars on track of Chicago City Eailway Co. ; 

8. Ordinance concerning Lake City Eailway Co. ; 
9; Ordinance for horse railway on Lake street ; 

10. Petition and ordinance of the Garden City Eail- 
way Co. ; submitted a report recommending that each 
be placed on file. 

Aid. Aldrich moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ADJOUENMENT. 

Aid. Sommer moved that the Council do now 
djourn. 
The n 
journed. 



adjourn. ., , , 

The motion prevailed, and the Council stood ad- 



CASPAE BUTZ, 

aty Cleric, 






July 7,] 



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CITY COUNCIL 



SPECIAL MEETIISTG 



T-CLI37- 'ztiL, ie'7e. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present — Aldermen Pearsons, Ballard, Eosenberg, Aid- 
rich, Giiliert. Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, 
Kerber, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, 
Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Whee- 
ler, Eyan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, 
Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk. 

Absent — Aldermen McAuley, Cullerton, White and 
Thompson. 

Aid. Eyan moved that Aid. McCrea take the chair. 
The motion prevailed. 

CALL. 
The Clerk read the foUo^ving call for the meeting. 

Chicago, July 5, 1876. 
Caspar Butz, City Clerk. 

Sir: Yon will plea-e call a special meeting of the 
City Council for Friday, July 7th, at 7.30 o'clock, P. M., 
for the purpose of appointing Judges and Clerks for the 
special election to be held July 12th. 

S. H. McCREA, 
WM. ALDRICH, 
D. K. PEABSONS. 
Aid. Lengacher moved that the wards be called and 
that the Aldermen submit names for Judges and 
Oerks for special election to be held July 12, 1876. 
The motion x'revailed. 
The following names were then submitted : 

FIRST WARD. 

District 1. Judges — 0. Sandp, Enoch Howard, D. 
W. yickerson. Clerks— E. W. Howe, Geo. F. Graham. 

District 2. Judges— Capt. S. F. Brown, J. J. McGill, 
J. A. Nilson. Clerks— D. D. Dulton, A. J. iMcDuffer. 

District 3. Judges— F. B. Tobey, F. H. Brokoski, Wm. 
R. Locmis. Clerks— Wm. E. Henuesy, B. F. Guyton. 

District 4. Judges — Wm. Newman, Thos. Moran, R. 
W. Ealston. Clerks— Frank Gaskill, . 

SECOND WARD. 

District 1. Judges— Loui^ B. Eddy, W. C. Smitt, 
Pat. Sanders. Clerks— F. D. Smith, George Black. 

District t. Judges— J. W. E Thomas, James Taylor, 
W. S. Babcock. Clerks— W. C. Boss, S. Forsyth. 



District 3. Judges — Doct. A. Forn, Henry Born, 
Frank Conley. Clerks— F. C. Berling, G. Greenhill. 

District 4. Judges — H. W. McGunnis, Samuel Bliss, 
M. B. Rrandt. Clerks— Anton Schutt, Fred Miller. 

THIRD WARD. 

District 1. Judges — John G. Shorthall, Edward Fore- 
man, Terence Hart. Clerks — Charles Staples, Edward 
Clark. 

District 2. Judges — W. I. Hancock, G. Hibben, Geo. 
Schieding. Clerks— J. B. Galloway, H. G. Bird. 

District 3. Judges — Isaac Howland, A. C. Calkins, 
W. H. Carter. Clerks— I. H. Fry, J. F. Aldrich. 

District 4. Judges — Amos Grannis, Chas. Milburn, 
Chas. S. Daft. Clerks— C. H. Baker, E. F. Sumwalt. 

FOURTH WARD. 

District 1. Judges— C. F. Remick, G. P. Dodge, Ber 
nard Callaghan. Clerks— E. L. Barber, H. M. Wheeler. 

District 2. Judges — Frank Drake, Samuel Holbrook, 
John Faulkner. Clerks — R. C. Waring, Richard B. 
Chauncey. 

District 3. Judges — A. F. Brown, James L. Wood- 
ward, James W. Horton. Clerks — E. J. Salisbury, A. 
D. Jones. 

District 4. Judges— P. C. McKinnon, Geo. Howisson, 
John O'Brien. Clerks— John R. Towle, Wm. Edgar. 

FIFTH WARD. 

District 1. Judges— .J. G. Stephens, J. Kehoe, D. 
Deist. Clerks— J. F. Banyon, J. Bell. 

District 2. Judges— W. Van O'Linda, J. Boycl, A. B. 
Van Arman. Clerks— H. Lewis, J. Tierney. 

District 3. Judges— J. C. Foley, G. Knight, T. 
O'Shea. Clerks— 0. Conlan, H. Muller. 

District 4. Judges— W. H. Stephens, J. T. Healey, J. 
Thorm. Clerks— M. Hogan, T. Lynch. 

District 5. Judges— J. Mayberry, J. Conway, Ch. 
Ergeman. Clerks— J. J. Fox, R. Kastner. 
, District 6. Judges— G. Homan, J. Ehrler, E. Wall. 
Clerks- J. Buchlin, H. Linderman. 

SIXTH WARD. 

District 1. Judges— W. Conkey, L. Blockrick, F. 
Zuttermeister. Clerks— J. Jones, .L Carroll. 



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District 2. Judges— Cb. Tegtmeyer, T. Donovan, R. 
Hageman. Clerks— C. P. Smith, G. C. Peterson. 
District 3. Judges— H. Wolpers, R. Hogard, J. F. 

Lacey. Clerks— J. Conross, Tom Lacey. 

District 4. Judges— J. Ryan, D. C. Donnell, Nick 
Wilder. Clerks— J. McCann, C. Pfeiffer. 

District 5. Judges— M. McDonald, J. Wyaud, J. 
Nolan. Clerks— 0. McCarthy, P J. Carberry. 

District 6. Judges— M. Parmalee, E. Decker, M. 
Forsyth. Clerks— G. E. Temple, J. A. Brown. 

SEVENTH WARD. 

District 1. Judges— M. Dunham, Nick Linden, E. 
Flynn. Clerks— W. F. Fenmore, 0. Nickersome. 

District 2. Judges— J. Ryan, W. Wagner, W. Mc- 
Donald. Clerks— D. McGuire, J. Crowley. 

District 3, Judges— J. L. Hoeber, B. Mackey, A. 
McCntcheon. Clerks— C. Meyer, F. Demer. 

District 4. Judges— Thos. Brodewick, P. Corkell, J. 
Hammell. Clerks— J. Baumann, G. Starr. 

District 5. Judges— C, Gardner, M. O'Brien, P. 
Brennen. Clerks— A. Kimpleng, J. A. Craney. 

District 6. Judges— T. T. Prosser, P. Quam, J. T. 
Dickinson. Clerks— J. McGurren, W. Foley. 

District 7. Judges— J. B. Wilson, C. T. Campbell, 
N. L. Frisbie. Clerks— J. Rafferty, T. Hughes. 

District S. Judges— T. J. Fitzgerald, L. Schoem, P. 
Lowe. Clerks— J. D. Mann, J. McGinn. 

EIGHTH AVAKD. 

District 1. Judges— Fred Bluhm, M. Fitzgerald, 
Fred. Eichner. Clerks— M. Bouler, P. Sullivan. 

District 2. Judges— W. Casper, B. Weisselbaum, 
Aloys Uher. Clerks— J. McAuliff, P. Hassett. 

District 3. Judges— Z. R. Custer, J. Daly, T. L. Man- 
ley. Clerks— J. Lond, J. Harrington. 

District 4. Judges— T. Hassett, H. Dreeves, A. D. 
Calul. Clerks— W. Donahue, E. Langan. 

District 5. Judges— C. Mahoney, B. Masterson, C. 
Ryan. Clerks— L. Falcey, W. Singer. 

District 6. Judges— F. C. Meyer, L. H. O'Connor, A, 
Megler. Clerks— P. Comiskey, M. Cooby. 

District 7. Judges— J. Golden, P. Hartwell, L. Mc- 
Ginness. Clerks— M. Ryan, M. Ahem. 

District 8. Judges— P. Donlan, R. D. Murphy, H. 
Pel grim. Clerks— J. Burns, T. McBnery. 

District 9. Judges— T. O'Brien, Oh. Murphy, J. 
Hanley. Clerks— J. Gleason, J. O'Brien. 

District 10. Judges— J. Bradley, S. F. Knowles, J. 
Schmidt. Clerks— J. Hayden, D. Geary. 

NINTH WARD. 

District 1. Judges— F. B. Felton, C. 0. Hubbard, J. 
James. Clerks— J. Surplus, J. Spaulding. 

District 2. Judges— W. W. Kennedy, Fred. Boerner, 
J. Meagher. Clerks— A. H. Dwelle, W. C. Whitney. 

District 3. Judges— J. M. Kennedy, M. D. Dwight, 
M. McAuley. Clerks— A. Dwight, W. J. Onahan, 

District 4. Judges— J. J. Bluthardt, G. W. Knox, C. 
McDonnell. Clerks— C. T. Hotchkiss, H. S. Hahn. 

TENTH WARD. 

District 1. Judges— P. Haywood, M. Crowe, H. Paul- 
sen. Clerks— W. L. Wrightson, G. Johnson. 

District 2. Judges— J. Crook, Theodore Kruger, E. 
Halverson. Clerks— P. Murray, T. Dwyer. 

District 3. Judges— T. F. Webster, Theodore Arnold, 
J. Gut2;essel. Clerks— T. D. Corey, J. Bruger. 

District 4. Judges— W. Wayman, A. P. Johnson, W. 
Swissler. Clerks— J. Reid, D. Obendorfer. 

ELEVENTH WARD. 

District 1. Judges— T. McDonough, B. E. Gilbert, 
A, F. Miner. Clerks— A. Stone, W. O'Brien. - 

District 2. Judges— Charles Heper, W. Kerr, Charles 
Hitchcock. Clerks— H. H. Wickleif. E. Jenkins. 

Distfict 3. Judges— W. Heafford, M. McDonald, A. 
P. Ferrier. Clerks— 0. L. Mann, J. W. Connett. 

District 4. Judges— C. PfefRei, A. Kohn, P. M. Kelly. 
Clerks— M. Edwards, G. Miller. 

TWELFTH WARD. 

District 1. Judges— D. Worthington, R. E. Jenkins, 
C. C. Lcffler. Clerks— C. W\ Lowell, G. M. Graves. 



District 2. Judges— L. R. Carpenter, 6. W. New- 
combe, James Buchanan. Clerks — S. W. Oakley, H. W. 
Rice. 

District 3. Judges— C. B. Hathaway, W. W. Calkins, 
S. N. Walden. Clerks— G. E. Foss, J. Lindsley. 

District 4. Judges— D. A. Hagar, E. L. Wright, J. 
B. Jeffrey. Clerks— J. W. Horton, E. E. Sage. 

District 5. Judges — Thomas Wilce, G. J. Dore, W. 
Reed. Clerks— F. Marshall, W. D. Franklin. 

THIRTEENTH WARD. 

District 1. Judges— W. H. Dobson, W. G. Woods, J. 
0' Callaghan. Clerks— W. W. Bingham, D. E. Quirk. 

District 2. Judges— S. E. Rockwell, J. E. Sinclair, 
D. H. Considine. ^Clerks- J. C. Haines, W. A. Phelps. 

District 3. Judges — J. N. Jamison, J. A. Roche, P. 
O'Donald. Clerks— J. Kerns, N. J. Budd. 

District 4. Judges— W. Williams, 0. Dehling, M. J. 
Clinton. Clerks — A. Goodhue, C. G. Dixon. 

FOURTEENTH WARD. 

District 1. Judges — J. Peterson, H. Wolf, P. Pender- 
gast. Clerks— J. Burke, H. Fietsch. 

District 2. C. H. Dunsing, J.. Oleson, T. Walsh. 
Clerks — J. F. Jarneha, J. Gemble. 

District 3. Judges— George Rolfs, P. Conraith, Wm. 
Heidsmith. Clerks— J. Ostman, H. J. Jacobs. 

District 4. Judges— W. Gastfield, B. Schoeumauu, 
J. Malone. Clerks — P.Kiolbassa, C. Hertsberg. 

District 5. Judges— F. Warneka, A. Scheremann, 
J. Hamilton. Clerks— Charles Neiderschmidt, A. Os- 
termann. 

District 6. Judges— J. Chapman, J. Lind, L. Carpen- 
ter. Clerks — M. Fitzgerald, L. Warnecke. 

District 7. Judges— A. Wendel, W. Corbett, G. 
French. Clerks— A. Steinhouse, Otto Fisher. 

FIFTEENTH WARD. 

District 1. Judges— M. Lewis, E. Otto, G. Fritz. 
Clerks— F. A. Towner, W. A. Rennie. 

District 2. Judges— J. Laur, H. H. Gage, C. Hauss- 
ner. Clerks— D. H. Ahr^^ns, E. Maack. 

District 3. Judges— M. Franzen, J. Tyler, J. Well- 
ner. Clerks — Isaac Messerve, C. Dunn. 

District 4. Judges, G. E. Adams, J. H. Ernst, L. A. 
~ Clerks — A. Roos, Von der Lochan. 



SIXTEENTH WARD. 

District 1. Judges— F. Witte, J. G. Fahning, J. 
Mertel. Clerks— M. Schintz, J. Zipp. 

District 2. Judges— A . Bischoff, A. Dell, J. G. Meyer. 
Clerks— G. C. Schlottauer, 0. Shifter. 

District 3. Judges— V. Ruh, C. Raiddart, P. Emmet. 
Clerks — A. Glenau, R. Ressmann. 

District 4. Judges— A. Boese, A. Miller, G. A. Busse. 
Clerks— F. F. Miller, J. M. Perles. 

SEVENTEENTH WARD. 

District 1. Judges — Joseph Santa, John O'Mally, 
Thomas Moran. Clerks— Michael Tahlia, C. Bohn. 

District 2. Judges— William Myers, Patrick Tarrell, 
R. Robinson. Clerks— Philip Dunn, John Brittan. 

District 3. Judges— James Shields, Thomas Turney, 
Thomas Enright. Clerks— Clarence McGraff, John 
Whitehead. 

District 4. Judges— P. Conland, P. Loftus, P. J. 
Michaels. Clerks— John 0. Malley, Martin Ganson. 

Aid. Lengacher moved that the Aldermen of the 
Eighteenth Ward have permission to hand in their list 
ot Judges and Clerks at the regular meeting to be held 
on Monday, July 10, 1876. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Cleveland moved that the persons above named 
be declared duly appointed Judges and Clerks for the 
special election for Mayor and Aldermen of the Seventh 
Ward, to be held July 12, 1876. 

The motion prevailed. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion prevailed and the Council stood ad- 
journed. 

CASPAR BUTZ, 
Cit'i Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING, 



T-o-l-y lOtln-, laTe. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present — Aldermen Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Eo- 
senberg, Aldricli, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, 
Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, Kex'ber, O'Brien, Lawler, 
Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, 
Eawleigh, Wheeler, Ryan, Baiimgarten, Niesen, Waldo, 
Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk. 

Absent — Aldermen White, Cleveland, Linsenbarth 
and His Honor the Mayor. 

Aid. Briggs moved that Aid. Throop take the Chair. 

The motion prevailed. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Lengacher moved that the minutes of the regu- 
lar meeting held July 3, 1876, and the special meeting 
held July 7,1876, be approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

EEPORTS OF CITY OFFICEES. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of Eedmond 
Prindiville as Commissioner of the Board of Public 
Works, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The Board of Public AVorks submitted a report and 
ordinance for sidewalk on the west side of Baldwin 
street, from West Kinzie street to Hubbard street, 
which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for a sidewalk on both sides 
of Shober street, from North avenue to its northern 
terminus, which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

AI,.SO, 

A report and ordinance for curbing and paving Sedg- 
wick street in front of sundry lots, from North avenue 
to Lincoln avenue, which \\ a^ 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, filling and pav- 
ing Division street, from Stone street to the Lake Shore 
Drive, which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D. 



ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, filling and par- 
ing sundry lots on Archer avenue, from Halsted street 
to South Branch of Chicago river, which was 

Eeferred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D. 

ALSO, ' 

A communication asking an appropriation for a new 
Bridge at Fuller street, which was 
Accepted and placed on file. 

ALSO, 

A communication covering a copy of a communication 
from Jas. Kincaid, relative to suspension of work on 
the substructure of the Milwaukee Avenue Viaduct. 

Aid. Ryan moved to refer to the Committee on Pi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows: 

Yeas — Lodding, Cullerton, Kerber, O'Brien, Lawler, 
Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Throop, Wheeler, Ryan, 
Bauingarten, Niesen, Waldo, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, 
--17. 

2\ra«/«— Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Al- 
drich, Thompson, Sheridan, Sommer, Briggs, McCrea, 
Rawleigh, Lengacher, Kirk — 13. 

The City Attorney submitted a communication con- 
cerning a bill of Ayer & Kales for legal services, recom- 
mending that it be paid, and that Messrs. Ayer & Kales 
be retained as special counsel in the suit of Sanger vs. 
City, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

ALSO, 

A report concurring in the report of the Committee 
on Judiciary relative to the petition for reorganization 
under the General Law of 1875. 



Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the reports of the 
City Attorney and Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk of the Police Court submitted a report ap- 
pointing Charles H. Brenan Clerk of the West Division 
Police Court, which was ■ 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary. 



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PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ORDI- 

NANCES. 

Aid. Lawler presented a resolution directing the 
Board of Public Works to place a drinking fountain on 
the corner of Blue Island avenue and Twelfth street, 
which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Kirk presented the following list of names of 
persons for Judges and Clerks for the special election 
July 12th, in the Eighteenth Ward : 

District 1. Judges— Peter Almendinger, J. Dougal, 
J. Thielan. Clerks— T. Felch, D. Dougal. 

District 2. Judges— W. Fuller, Ch. Harding, E. Lex. 
Clerk— C. Fuller. 

District 3. Judges— D.Wylie, C.Rosenthal, H. Brock- 
man. Clerks— R. Griffith, B. Rosenthal. 

District 4. Judges— H. Laubenheimer, W. Grifiith, 
P. Mooney. Clerks— W. Mangier, A. McDonald. 

District 5. Judges— G. W. Bittenger, M. A. Devine, 
G. Bernstein. Clerks— J. Steinmetz, L. Wadsworth. 

District 6. Judges— W. S. Bremer, J. S. Dunham, J. 
H. Donlin. Clerks— A. Baer, R. Hogle. 

District 7. Judges— E. Fames, R. C. Hamill, G. W. 
Webster. Clerks— C. Larrabee, T. Ames. 

District 8. Judges— W. E. Strong, M. White, F. M. 
Blair. Clerks— G. Blair, P. Quinn. 

Aid. Kirk aioved that the list be adopted. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Kerber moved that the following named per- 
sons be the Judges and Clerks for the special election 
for Mayor and Aldermen of the Seventh Ward, viz. : 

District 1. Judges— Chas. Shourds, Nic Linden, Wm. 
Fennimore. Clerks— James Mead, Peter Ruehl. 

District 2. Judges, Chas. Gelis, M. Cahn, J. Ryan. 
Clerks— Sam. Spiegel, Henry Sherlock. 

District 3. Judges— John L. Hoerber, Bartley 
Mackey, H. McCutcheon. Clerks— C. H. Meyer, Fr. 
Lensenber. 

District 4. Judges— T. Broderick, Mack Caliskee, 
Henry Stoff. Clerks— Jos. Danziger, G. Starr. 

District 5. Judges— G. W. Gardner, Ph. Maas, Thos. 
Maher. Clerks — Ed. O'Brien, John Kuelzon. 

District 6. Judges— T. T. Prosser, Smith McLevy, 
John Brown. Clerks— H. W. Anderson, Ed. Prosser. 

District 7. Judges— J. B. Nilson, M. L. Frisbee, J. 
J. Morgan. Clerks— Wm. Frisbee, Wm. Knisely. 

District 8. Judges — James Duguid. Perley Lowe, 
Pat Carroll. Clerks— Joseph Gothelf, Matt Graham. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Lodding moved to substitute the name of W. 
Rawleigh for W. Conhey as Judge of Election in the 
First District of Sixth Ward, 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Lodding moved to substitute the names of R. 
Hazard and D. Conners as Judges of Election in the 
Third District of the Sixth Ward, in place of R. Hazard 

and J. F. Lacey ; and the names of Pettie and 

Thomas Durkin as Clerks of Election in said district, 
in place of J. Coniiers and Sam. Lacey. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to substitute the name of H. 
F. Mahler for that of W. Reed as .Judge of Election in 
the Fifth District of the Twelfth Ward, and that of F. 
Wilkinson for that of F. Marshall as Clerk in the same 
district. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the following named per- 
son be appointed Judges and Clerks of Election for 
the Eighth Ward, viz : 

District 1. Judges— F. Blum, F. Eichner, M. Fitz- 
gerald. Clerks — N. Bonier, D. McCarthy, Jr. 

District 2. Judges— W. Caspar, Aloys Uher, 0. Fitz- 
patrick. Clerks — James Everett, P. Hasaett. 

District 3. Judges — James Daley, P. McCarthy, R. 
V. Kennedy. Clerks — Christ Maimer, Robert Riley. 

District 4. Judges — Josoj)!! Lawler, A. D. Kaltar, J. 
Barry. Clerks — E. Langley, N. Coleman. 

District 5. Judges — C. Mahoney, Jacob Beter, C. 
Ryan. Clerks — W. Linger, B. O'Sullivan. 

District 6. Judges — Michael Joyce, A. Megles, P. 
Howard. Clerks— P. Comiskey, J, E. Eagle. 



District 7. Judges— J. Golden, P. Hartwell, F. Mc- 
Gianess. Clerks — M. Ryan, M. Ahren. 

District 8. Judges— P. Donlan, Jerry Smith, H. Pil- 
grim. Clerks— T. McEnery, P. Kane. 

District 9. Judges— C. Murphy, P. W. Gillet, J. 
Hanley. Clerks— D. Quill, J. O'Brien. 

District 10. Judges— J. Bradley, S. F. Knfiwles, 
John Cragin. Clerks — Samuel Palmer, Joseph Mc- 
Mahon. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Sheridan moved to substitute the name of David 
Roch for M. Kehoe as Judge of Election in the First 
District of the Fifth Ward. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Sheridan moved to substitute Jos. Smith for M. 
Gumming for Clerk in the Second^District of the Fifth 
Ward. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Sheridan moved to substitute Richard Cole for 
W. H. Stephens as Judge of Election in the Fourth 
District of the Fifth Ward. 

The moti n prevailed. 

Aid. Sheridan moved to substitute James Lacey for 
G. Homan as Judge of Election in the Sixth District of 
the Fifth Ward, and C. N. Roberts for H. Linderman 
as Clerk in said district. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Sweeney moved to adopt the following list as 
Judges and Clerks of Election for the Seventeenth 
Ward, viz. : 

District 1. Judges— Joseph Santa,, John O'Malley, 
Thomas Moran. Clerks— Michael Tahlia, Ernst Bohn. 

District 2. Judges— William Myers, Patrick Far- 
rell, A. H. Robinson. Clerks— Philip Dunn, John 
Brittan. 

District 3. Judges— James Shields, Thomas Turney, 
Thomas Enright. Clerks— Clarence McGrath, John 
Phillips. 

District 4. Judges— P. Conlan, Peter McName, P. J. 
Michaels. Clerks— John Philbin,.John McDonald. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Lengacher moved to substitute John Gerlach in 
place of G. Schlotthauer as Clerk of Election in the 
Second District of the Sixteenth Ward. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Stewart moved to substitute E. S. Miner in 
place of W. Woodard as Judge of Election in the Third 
District of the Fourth Ward. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the corrected list of Judges and 
Clerks of Election for the special election to be held 
July 12th, 1876 : 

FIRST WARD. 

District 1. Judges— 0. Sands, Enoch Howard, D. 
W. Nickerson. Clerks— E. W. Howe, Geo. F. Graham. 

District 2. Judges— Capt. S. F. Brown, J. J. McGill, 
J A. Nilson. Clerks— D. D. Dulton, A. J. McDuffee. 

District 3. Judges— F. B. Tobey, F. A. Brokoski, Wm . 
R. Loomis. Clerks— Wm. E. Hennesy, B. F. Guyton. 

District 4. Judges— Wm. Newman, Thos. Moran, R. 
W. Ralston. Clerks— Frank Gaskill, . 

SECOND WARD. 

Dis^trict 1. Judges— Louis B. Eddy, W. C- Smitt, 
Pat. Sanders. Clerks— F. D. Smith, George Black. 

District 2. Judges— J. W. E. Thomas, .James Taylor, 
W. S. Babcock. Clerks— W. C. Ross, S. Forsyth. 

District 3. Judges— Doct. A. Ford, Henry Bonn, 
Frank Conley. Clerks— F. C. Vierling, G. Greenhill. 

District 4. Judges— H. W. McGinnis, Samuel Bliss, 
M. B. Rrandt. Clerks— Anton Schutt, Fred Miller. 

THIRD WARD. 

District 1. Judges— John G. Shortall , Edward Fore- 
man, Terence Hart. Clerks— Charles Staples, Edward 

District 2. Judges— W. T. Hancock, G. Hibben, Geo. 
Schiedling. Clerks— J. B. Galloway, H. G. Bird. 

District 3. Jvidges— Isaac Howland, A. C. Calkins, 
W. H. Carter. Clerks— I. H. Fry, J. F. Aldrich. 

District 4. Judges— Amos Gnmnis, Chas. Milburn, 
Chas. D. Dafth. Clerks— C. H. Baker, E. F. Sumwalt. 



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FOIRTH WARD. 

District 1. Judges— C. F. Eemick, P. G. Dodge, Ber- 
nard Callaghan. Clerks— E. L. Barber, H. M. Wheeler. 

District 2. Judges — Frank Drake, Samuel Holbrook, 
John Faulkner. Clerks— R. C. Waring, Richard B. 
Channcey. 

District 3. Judges— A. F. Brown, E. S. Miner, Jas. 
W. Horton. Clerks — E. J. Salisbury, A. D Jones. 

District 4. Judges — D. C. McKinnon, Geo. Howison, 
John O'Brien. Clerks— E. S. Lacey, Wm. Edgar. 

FIFTH WABD. 

District 1. Judges— .J. 6. Stephens, David Roaclie, D. 
Derst. Clerks— J. F. Banyon, J. Bell. 

District 2. Judges— W. Van O'Linda, J. Boyd, A. B. 
Van Arman. Clerks — Jos. Smith, M. Cnmniing.,' 

District 3. Judges— J. C. Foley, G. Knight, T. 
O'Shea. Clerks— O. Conlan, H. Muller. 

District 4. Judges — Richard Cole, J. T. Healev, J. 
Thorm. Clerks- M. Hogan, T. Lynch. 

District 5. Judges — J. Mayberry, J. Conway, Ch. 
Ergeman. Clerks — J. J. I'ox, R. Kastner. 

District 6. Judges— .Jas. Tracy, J. Ehrler, E. Wall. 
Clerks— J. Buchlin, C. N. Roberts. 

SIXTH AVAKD. 

^District 1. Jiidges — W. Rawleigh, L. Blockrick, F. 
Zuttermeister. Clerks — J. Jones, J. Carroll. 

District 2. Judges — Ch. Tegtmeyer, T. Donovan, R. 
Hageman. Clerks— C. P. Smith, G. C. Peterson. 

District 3. Judges— H. Wolpers, R. Hazard, J. T. 
Lacey. Clerks— J. B. Pettie, Thos. Durkin. 

District 4. Judges— J. Ryan, D. C. Donnell, C. 
Pfeififer. Clerks — j". McCann, John Connor. 

District 5. Judges — M. McDonald, J. WA^and, J. 
Nolan. Clerks— 0. McCarthy, P J. Carberry. 

District 6. Judges — M. Parmalee, E. Decker, M. 
Forsyth. Clerks— G. E. Temple, J. A. Brown. 

SEVENTH ^VAED. 

District 1. Judges — Chas. Shourds,Nick Linden, Wm. 
Fennimore. Clerks — James Mead, Peter Reuhl. 

District 2. Judges— Chas. Gelis, M. Cahn, J. Ryan. 
Clerks — Sam. Spiegel, Henry Sherlock. 

District 3. Judges — John L. Horber, Bartley Mack- 
ey, H! McCutcheon. Clerks — C. H. Meyer, Fr. Lensen- 
ber. 

District 4. Judges — T. Broderick, Mack Caliskee, 
Henry Stoff. Clerks — Jos. Danziger, G. Starr. 

District 5. .Judges— C. W. Gardner, Ph. Maas, Thos. 
Maher. Clerks — Ed. O'Brien, .John Kuelzon. 

District 6. Judges— T. T. Prosser, Smith McLevy, 
John Brown. Clerks — H. W. Anderson, Ed. Prosser. 

District 7. Judges— J. B. Nilson, M. L. Frisbie, J. 
J. Morgan. Clerks — Wm. Frisbie, Wm. Knisley. 

District 8. Judges — Jas. Duguid, Parley Lowe, Pat. 
Carroll. Clerks — Joseph Gotthelf, Matt Graham. 

ETGHTH WARD. 

District 1. Judges— F. Bluhm, F. Eichner, M. Fitz- 
gerald, Clerks — M. Bouler, D, McCarthy, Jr. 
■ District 2. Judges— W. Casper, Aloys Uher, 0. Fitz- 
patrick. Clerks — James Everett, P. Hassett. 

District 3. Judges— James Daly, P. McCarthy, R. V. 
Kennedy. Clerks— Christ Maimer, Robert Riley. 

District 4. Judges — Joseph Lawler, A. D. Kaltar, 
J. Barry. Clerks — E. Langley, N. Coleman. 

District 5. .Judges — C. Mahoney, .Jacob Beter, C. 
Ryan. Clerks — W. Linger, B. O'Sullivan. 

District 6. Judges — Michael Joyce, A. Megles, P. 
Howard. Clerks— P. Comisky, J. E. Eagle. 

District 7. Judges— J. Golden, P. Hartwell, F. Mc- 
Ginness. Clerks — M. Ryan, M. Ahern. 

District 8. Judges — P. Donlan, Jerry Smith, H. 
Pilgrim. Clerks— T. McEnerv, P. Kane. 

District 9. Judges— C. Murphy, P. W. Gillett, J. 
Hanley. Clerks— D. Quill, J. O'Brien. 

District 10. Judges— J. Bradley, S. F. Knowles, John 
Cragin. Clerks — Samuel Palmer, Joseph McMahon. 

NINTH WARD. 

District 1. Judges— F. B. Felton, C. C. Hubbard, J. 
James. Clerks — J. Surplus, J. Spaulding 

District 2. Judges — W. W. Kennedy, Fred. Boerner, 
J. 3Ieagher. Clerks— A. H. Dwelle, W. C. Whitney. 

District 3. Judges— J. M. Kennedy, M. D. Dwight, 
M. McAulev. Clerks— A. Dwight, W. J. Onahan. 
. District 4. Judges— T. J. Bluthardt, G. W. Knox, C. 
McDonnell. Clerks— C. T. Hotchkiss, H. S. Hahn. 



TENTH WARD. 

District 1. Judges — P. Haywood, M. Crowe, H. Paul- 
sen. Clerks — W. L. Wrightson, G. Johnson. 

District 2. Judges — J. Crook, Theodore Kruger, E. 
Halverson. Clerks — P. Murray, T. Dwyer. 

District 3. .Judges— F. F. Webster, M. Arnold, J. 
Gutgesell. Clerks— T. D. Corey, J. Bruger. 

District 4. Judges— W. Wayman, A. P. Johnson, W. 
Swissler. (lerks-^J. Eeid, D.Obendorfer. 

ELEVENTH WARD. 

District 1. Judges— T. McDonough, E. E. Gilbert, 

A. F. Miner. Clerks— A. Stone. W. O'Brien. 
District 2. Judges — Charles Heper, W. Kerr, Charles 

Hitchcock. Clerks— H. H. Wickleff, E. Jenkins. 

District 3. Judges— W. Heafford, M. McDonald, A. 
P. Ferrier. Clerks— 0. L. Mann, J. W. Connett. 

District 4. Judges— C. Pfeiffer, A. Kohn, P. M. Kelly. 
Clerks— M. Edwards, G. Miller. 

TWELFTH WARD. 

District 1. fudges — D. Worthington, R. E. Jenkins, 

C. C. Leffler. Clerks— C. W. Lowell, G. M. Gi:aves. 
District 2. Judges — L. R. Carpenter, G. W. New- 
combe, James Buchanan. Clerks — S. W. Oakley, H. W. 
Rice. 

District 3. Judges— C. B. Hathaway, W. W. Calkins, 
S. N. Walden. Clerks— G. E. Foss, J. Lindsley. 
District 4. Judges— D. A. Hagar, E. L. Wright, J. 

B. Jeffrey. Clerks— J. W. Horton, E. E. Sage. 
District 5. Judges — Thomas Wilce, G. J. Dore, H. 

F. Mahler. Clerks— F. Wilkinson, W. D. Franklin. 

THIRTEENTH WARD. 

District 1. Judges— W. H. Dobson, W. G. Woods, J. 

0' Callaghan. Clerks— W. W. Bingham, D. E. Quirk. 

District 2. Judges— S. E. Rockwell, J. E. Sinclair, 

D. H. Considine. "Clerks— J. C. Haines, W. A. Phelps. 
District 3. Judges — J. N. .Jamison, J.A.Roche, P. 

O'Donald. Clerks— J. lierns, N. J. Budd. 

District 4. Judges— W. Williams, 0. Dehling, M. J. 
Clinton. Clerks— A. Goodhue, C. G. Dixon. 

FOURTEENTH WARD. 

District 1. Judges — J. Peterson, H. Wolf, A. Pender- 
gast. Clerks— J. Burke, H. Fietsch. 

District 2. Judges— C. H. Dunsing, J. Oleson, T. 
Walsh. Clerks — J. F. Jarneha, Isaac Gemble. 

District 3. Judges — George Rolfs, P. Conraith, Wm. 
Heidsmith. Clerks —J. Ostman, H. J. Jacobs. 

District 4. Judges — W. Gastflield, B. Schoenmann, 
J. Malone. Clerks — P.Iiiolbassa, C. Hertsberg. 

District ' 5. Judges — F. Warnekla, A. Schermann, 
J. Hamilton. Clerks — Charles Neiderschmidt, A. Os- 
termann. 

District 6. Judges — J. Chapman, J. Lind, L. Carpen- 
ter. Clerks — M. Fitzgerald, L. Warnecke. 

District 7. . Judges— A. Wendel, W. Corbett, G. 
French. Clerks— A. Steinhouse, Otto Fisher, 

FIFTEENTH WARD. 

District 1. Judges — M. Lewis, E. Otto, G. Fritz. 
Clerks— F. A. Towner, W. A. Rennie. 

District 2. .Judges — J. Laur, H. H. Gage, C. Hauss- 
ner. Clerks — D. H. Ahr^ns, E. Maack. 

District 3. judges — M. Franzen, J. Tyler, J. Well - 
ner. Clerks — Isaac Meserve, C. Dunn. 

District 4. Judges— G. E. Adams, J. H. Ernst, L. A. 
Beebe. Clerks — A. Roos, Victor Von der Lochan. 

SIXTEENTH WARD. 

District 1. Judges— F. Witte, J. G. Fahning, J. 
Mertel. Clerks— M. Schintz, J. Zipp. 

District 2. Judges— A. Bischoff, A. Dill, J. G. Meyer. 
Clerks— John Gerlach, 0. Shifter. 

District 3 Juda;es— V. Ruh, C. Raidart, P. Emmet. 
Clerks — A. Glenau, R. Ressmann. 

District 4. .Judges — A. Boese, A. Miller, G. A. Busse. 
Clerks— F. F. Miller, J. M. Peries. 

gEVENTEENTH WAB]>. 

District 1: Judges — Joseph Sauta, John O'Melly, 
Thomas Moran. Clerks — Michael Tahlia, Ernst Bohn. 

District 2. Judges — William Myers, Patrick Farrell, 
A. H. Robinson. Clerks — Philip Dunn, John Brittan. 

District 3. Judges — James Shields, Thomas Turney, 
Thomas Enright. Clerks — Clarence McGrath, John 
Phillips. 

District 4. Judges — P. Conlan, Peter McName, P. 
J. Michaels. Clerks— John Philbin, John McDonald. 



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EIGHTEENTH WARD. 

District 1. Judges — Peter Almendinger, J. Dougal, 
J. Thielen. Clerks— T. Felch, D. Dougal . 

District 2. Judges— W. Fuller, Ch. Harding, E. Lex. 
Clerk— C. Fuller. 

District 3. Judges— D. Wylie, C. Rosenthal, H. 
Brockman. Clerks— R. Griffith, B. Rosenthal. 

District 4. Judges — H. Laubenheimer, W. Griffith, 
P. Mooney. Clerks — W. Mangier, A. McDonald. 

District 5. Judges— G. W. Bittenger, M. A. Devine, 
G. Bernstein. Clerks— J. Steinmetz, L. Wadsworth. 

District 6. Judges— W. S, Bremer, J. S. Dunham, J. 
H. Donlin. Olerks— A. Baer, R. Hogle. 

District 7. Judges— E. Eames. R. C. Hamill, G. W. 
Webster.' Clerks — C. Larrabee, T. Ames 

District 8. Judges— W. E. Strong, M. White, F. M. 
Blair. Clerks— G. Blair, P. Quinn. 

Aid. Kirk presented a resolution directing the Board 
of Public Works to use bituminous coal at the water 
works, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Aid. Gilbert presente^i an ordinance directing the 
Chicago City Railway Co. to relay their tracks on State 
street, between Twenty-sixtli and Thirty-first streets, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Petition of Holmes & Co. for lease of end of Nine- 
teenth street was 

Referred to the Committee on Wharves and Public 
Grounds . 

Petition of property owners for improvement of 

Canal street, between Adams and Mitchell streets, was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. McAuley presented the draft of an ordinance 
fixing the amount of license to be paid by pawnbrokers 
at $2,500 per annum ; by junk dealers, at $1,000 per 
annum ; by second-hand dealers, at $1,000 per annum; 
Jay auctioneers, at $1,000 per annum; which was 

Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Aid. Ballard presented the draft of an ordinance pro- 
hibiting the letting of sail boats to minors, which was 
Referred to Committee on Judiciary. 



Aid. Cullerton presented a resolution directing the 
Comptroller to advertise for proposals for doing the 
advertising required by the City Government, and 
moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Stew- 
art, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, Kerber, 
O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, Smith, Briggs, Throop, Mc- 
Crea, Rawleigh, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, 
Waldo, Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 28. 

Nays — Pearsons, McAulev — 2. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Comptroller be and he is hereby 
directed to invite from publishers of the daily papers 
(printed in the English language) proposals for doing 
the advertising for the various departments of the City 
Government. 

Resolved, That upon receipt of such proposals, which 
shall be made per square inch of space, instead of by 
" squares " or " lines," the contract for doing said wOrk 
shall be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder. 

Petition of the Trustees of the German Zion's Con- 
gregation for payment of rent due by the city for use 
of their church, corner of Union and Mitchell streets, 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

Aid. Stewart presented a resolution directing the 
Board of Public Works to light the Washington and 
La Salle street tunnels with oil, etc., and moved its 
adoption. 

Alil. Cullerton moved to refer to the Committee on 
"Gas Lights. 

Aid. Lengacher moved to refer to the Committee on 
Judiciary and Law Department. 

Aid. Stewart moved that the rules be suspended for 
the purpose of putting the question on the adoption of 
the resolution. 



Aid. Cullerton withdrew his motion to refer. 

The question being on the motion to suspend the 
rules. Aid. Cullerton demanded the yeas and nays, and 
the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Al- 
drich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, 
Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Smith, Briggs, Throop, Mc- 
Crea, Rawleigh, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niessen, 
Waldo, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 26. 

Nays — Lodding, Cullerton, Lengacher, Murphy — 4. 

The question then being on the adoption of the reso- 
lution, Aid. Cullerton demanded the yeas and nays, and 
the resolution was adofjted by the following vote : 

Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Al- 
drich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart^ Sheridan, Sommer, 
Lodding, Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Smith, Briggs, 
Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgar- 
ten, Nieseja, Waldo, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 27. 

Naj/s — Cullerton, Lengacher, Murphy — 3. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be direct- 
ed to cause the Washington and La Salle streets tun- 
nels to be lighted with oil as soon as practicable, and 
that gas be no longer used in said tunnels, and that they 
direct the engineers in charge of said tunnels respec- 
tively to attend to the cleaning, trimming and lighting 
the same without additional compensation. 

Aid. Kirk presented a resolution directing the Fire 
Marshal to report to this Council the number of viola- 
tions of the fire ordinance during the last six months, 
and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted. _ 

Whebeas, It has been reported that there are numer- 
ous violations of the fire ordinance, therefore be it 

Resolved, That the Fire Marshal be ordered to report 
to this Council as soon as possible the number of viola- 
tions of the fire ordinance during the last six months. 

Aid. Sheridan presented an order directing the 
Board of Public Works to cause contractors to complete 
their work, which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, South 
Division. 

Aid. Sheridan presented an order directing the Board 
of Public Works to construct a sewer on Archer aye., 
which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, South 
Division. 

Aid. Waldo and Nieson presented a preamble and 
resolution relative to the appointment of a Superintend- 
ent of masonry for the city, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
North Division. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

FTNANOE. 

Aid. McCrea of the Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred a resolution relative to disbanding the 
police and firemen, etc., submitted a report adverse to 
its passage. 

Aid. Aldrich moved that the report be received and 
placed on file. 

Aid. Cullerton moved, as an amendment, that the re- 
port be published and placed on file. 

The amendment was lost. 

The question being on the motion of Aid. Aldrich, 

It x^revailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred the poti- 
tion'of S. Goldberg for remission of a fine, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of an accompanying 
order. 

Aid. McCrea moved to concur in the report and pass 
th e order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Teas— Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aid- 
rich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, 
Lodding, Cullerton, Lawler, Beidler, Smith, Briggs, 
Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgar- 
ten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney, Bo- 
ser, Kirk— 29. 

Nays — None. 



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The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is hereby 
directed to pay S. Goldberg the sum of elev-n (11) dol- 
lars, the same being amount of fine and costs wrong- 
fullv imposed upon him at the West Division Police 
Ci.>ui-t. 

SELECT COMMITTEE. 

Aid. Ryan of the select committee on the petition of 
C. G. Dixon, contesting the election of Wm. Wheeler, 
Aid. 13th Ward, submitted a report recommending that 
the peiition be placed on file. 

Aid. Ryan moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

RAILROADS. 

Aid. Aldrich of the Committee on Railroads, to whom 
was referred an ordinance granting P. W. Gates the 
right to lay a railroad track on West Water street from 
Madison street to Washington street, submitted a report 
recommending its passage. 

Aid. Aldrich moved to concur in the report and pjiss 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows: 

Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Al- 
drich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, 
Lodding, Cullerton, Lawler, Beidler, Smith, Briggs, 
Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgar- 
ten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Miirphy, Sweeney, Bo- 
ser. Kirk — 29. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
AN ORDINANCE 
Granting permission to P. W. Gates and others to con- 

struct and maintain a railroad track from Madison 

street to Washington street, midway between the 

present railroad tracks and the sidewalk on the west 

side of West Water street. 
Be it ordoined hy the City Council of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That permission is hereby given and 
granted to P. W. Gates and others, their successors and 
assigns, to lay down, construct and maintain a single 
railroad track, for a period of ten years, from the track 
of the Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne Railroad Company, com- 
mencing at West Madison street and running about 
midway between the present railroad tracks and the 
sidewalk on the west side of West Water street to West 
Washington street ; provided, the said track shall be laid 
down and maintained under the direction and super- 
vision of the Board of Public Works ; and further, 
provided, that said P. W. Gates and others, their suc- 
cessors and assigns, shall keep such portion of said 
West Water street as shall be occupied by said track 
in good condition and repair, and as they may be di- 
rected by the Board of Public Works. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance is passed and the permission 
aforesaid is granted upon the express condition that the 
said P. W. Gates shall enter into bond with the City of 
Chicago, to be approved by the Mayor within twenty 
days from its passage, in the sum of $5,000, conditioned 
to comply with the conditions of this otdinance and 
the general railroad ordinance now in force, or that 
may hereafter be passed, and also to save, keep harm- 
less and indemnify the said City of Chicago from all 
damages, costs and expenses that may accrue, or that 
may in anywise arise or grow out of the privileges 
hereby granted, and upon the further express condition 
that the City of Chicago may, at any time, repeal this 
ordinance. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage. 

FIRE AND WATER. 

Aid. Kirk, of the Committee on Fire and Water, to 
whom was referred the appointment of John D. Mur- 
phy, as Boiler Inspector, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the appointment be confirmed. 

Aid. Smith moved to concur in the report and confirm 
the appointment. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Feas— Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Al- 
drich, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, 
Cullerton, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, Smith, Briggs, 
Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Ryan.Baumgarten, Niesen, 
Waldo, Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 27. 

Nays — La wl er — 1 . 



ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred a com- 
munication from the Board of Public Works relative to 
the extension of water mains, submitted a report re- 
commending that it be placed on file. 

Md. Kirk moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred an ordi- 
nance concerning construction of chimneys, submitted 
a report recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Kirk moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was recommitted an 
ordinance requiring the Boiler Inspector to pay 25 
per cent, of his receipts into the city treasury, submit- 
ted a report recommending the passage of an ordinance 
requiring the payment of 20 per cent, of such receipts, 
etc. 

Aid. Smith and Cullerton requested that the report 
be laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Fire and Water, to whom was 
recommitted an ordinance compelling the Boiler In- 
spector to pay twenty-five per cent, of his receipts into 
the City Treasury, having had the same under advise- 
ment, respectfully report: 

That we recommend the passage of the ordinance as 
altered, viz., the Boiler Inspector to pay into the City 
Treasury twenty per cent, of his gross receipts. 
JAMES A. KIRK. 
ADDISON BALLARD. 
JOHN C. VAN OSDEL. 
S. E. CLEVELAND. 
, The following is the ordinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 
In regard to Boiler Inspector. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the Oity of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the Boiler Inspector of the City be 
and he is hereby required to pay into the City Treasury,' 
twenty-five per cent, of the fees received by him as 
such Boiler Inspector, at the time he makes his repoi't 
to the City Council as required by existing ordinance. 

Sec. 2. The report of said Boiler Inspector shall be 
made under oath taken before the City Clerk. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS. 

Aid. Gilbert of the Joint Committee on Streets and 
Alleys of the three Divisions, to whom was recom- 
mitted an ordinance for cleaning and sweeping paved 
streets, etc., submitted a report recommending the 
adoption of an accompanying resolution. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to concur in the report, and adopt 
the resolution. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Pearsons, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
sod, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cul- 
lerton, Beidler, Smith, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Raw- 
leigh, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, 
Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk— 27. 

Naijs — O'Brien, Lawler — 2. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Besolved, That the Board of Public Works be directed 
to advertise for bids for cleaning, sweeping and remov- 
ing all dirt from each and every paved street in the 
city once a month, in each month until the first day of 
January, A. D. 1877. 

Aid. Gilbert, of the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
S. D., to whom was referred an ordinance concerning 
the Chicago & Englewood Horse and Dummy Railroad, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of an 
accompanying ordinance. 

Aid. Gilbert and Aldrich requested that the report be 
laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D., to 
whom was referred an ordinance relative to the 
Chicago & Englewood Horse and Dummy Railroad, 



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having had the same under advisement, respectfully ■ 
report that they advise the passsge of the amended 
ordinance hereto annexed. 

JAMES H. GILBEKT. 

WM. ALDRICH. 

MARK SHERIDAN. 

A. BALLARD. 

D. K. PEARSONS. 
The following is the ordinance : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That Samuel W. AUerton, George 
Schneider, Peter Wolf, D. Vaughn, John R. Walsh, Thos. 
Brennan and others, Corporators and Stockholders, by 
and under their corporate name ef the Chicago and 
Englewood Horse and Dummy Railroad Company, be 
authorized to lay a track or tracks, of the form com- 
monly used on street railroads in the city of Chicago, 
commencing on Wentworth avenue at its intersection 
-with Thirty-ninth (39th) street, thence running north 
on Wentworth avenue to Twentieth (20th) street. 

Sec. 2. The said Chicago and Englewood Horse and 
Dummy Railroad Company shall begin the construction 
of said tracks within six months after the passage of 
this ordinance, and shall complete the same within one 
year thereafter, unless delayed by the order or injunc- 
tion of some court of competent jurisdiction. 

Sec. 3. Whenever the City Council of the city of 
Chicago, or other competent authority of said city, shall 
order the grading, paving, macadamizing, planking, 
iilling or any improvement whatsoever, within the 
power of said city, of the streets, or parts of streets, on 
which it is hereby authorized to construct said tracks, 
the said Cliicago and Englewood Horse and Dummy 
Railroad Company shall pay the cost of eight feet in 
width of said improvement, where a single track shall 
be laid, and the cost of sixteen feet in width where a 
double track shall be laid, and sha'l be liable to be 
special!}' assessed thereafter in case the said improve- 
ment shall be ordered to be made otherwise than by 
special assessment, then and in such case the said com- 
pany shall be liable to pay its proportion, as afore- 
said, of the cost of said improvement to the said city, 
the same to be recoverable by suit against the said 
Company in any proper form of action. 

The said Company shall also at all times keep in 
good repair and condition, in accordance with the or- 
dinances of said city now in force, or which may here- 
after be passed, eight feet in width of such streets, or 
parts of streets, in which it shall construct a single 
track, and sixteen feet in width of such street or parts 
of streets in which it shall construct a double track ; 
and in case the said Railway Company shall fail or re- 
fuse so to do, for ten days after proper notice so to do, 
then the same may be done by the said city, and the 
said Company shall be liable for the cost and expense 
thereof, the same to be recoverable by suit against said 
Company in any court of competent jurisdiction. 

Sec. 4. The cars to be used on said railway tracks 
shall be operated by animal power onlj', and each car 
shall be provided with and accompanied by a con- 
ductor other than the driver, and the said tracks and 
railway shall be used for no other purjiose than to 
transport passengers and their ordinary baggage, except 
as hereinafter provided. The City Council shall have 
power, at all times, to make such regulations as to the 
rate of speed, and the times of running said cars or car- 
riages, as the public safety and convenience may re- 
quire. The rate of fare for any distance shall not ex- 
ceed five cents, except when cars or carriages shall be 
chartered for a specific purpose, and the said Company 
shall sell commutation tickets on application on the 
cars, or at the company's office, so that the rate of fare 
shall not be more than four cents for a single passage. 
The tracks of said Company shall not be elevated above 
the surface of the street, and shall be laid with modern 
improved rails, and shall be so laid that carriages and 
other vehicles can easily and freely cross said tracks at 
any and all points, and in any and all directions, with- 
out obstruction. 

The said Company shall be subject to and governed 
by the ordinances in force or which may hereafter be 
passed in respect to horse railways in the South Divis- 
ion of said city, so far as the same may be applicalile. 

Sec. 5. The said Railway Company shall keep on 
hand a sufficient number of cars adapted to funeral 
purposes, in which shall be suitable compartments for 
conveying the corpse by itself; and on application of 



any person, shall furnish not exceeding three cars un- 
less more shall be agreed upon, at some convenient 
point on the line of its road, so as not to hinder nor de- 
lay other cars thereon, to convey the corpse, and per- 
sons attending the funeral, to any cemetery to which 
its lines or connections extend, and the said company 
shall make such arrangements with the steam or street 
railway companies whose lines do now or may hereaf- 
ter extend to any cemetery, so that the charge for con- 
veying any corpse from any point on said lines of rail- 
ways through to any cemetery shall not exceed two 
dollars, and for each person attending such funeral, 
not exceeding twenty-five cents for the round trip. 

Sec. 6. The rights and privileges gi-anted to said 
Railroad by virtue of this ordinance shall be forfeited to 
.the city of Chicago, unless the construction of said Rail- 
road on said Wentworth avenue shall be commenced 
within six months from the passage of this ordinance, 
and shall be fully completed within one year thereafter. 
Provided said Railroad Company is not prevented from 
completing said Railroad by order or injunction of anj' 
Court, as provided in Section 2 of this ordinance. 

Sec. 7. All rights heretofore vested in the Board of 
Public Works or other corporations are not to be im- 
paired or afi'ected by this ordinance, but the rights and 
privileges hereby granted are subject thereto. 

Sec. 8. Said Company shall, within ten days from the 
passage of this ordinance, file a written acceptance of 
the terms and conditions of the same, or otherwise for- 
feit all benefit thereto, and shall file a satisfactory bond 
in the penal sum of twenty-five thousand ($25,000) dol- 
lars, guaranteeing the fulfillment of said conditions. 

Sec. 9. This ordinance shall be in full force and ef- 
fect from and after its passage, and the rights hereby 
conferred shall continue for the term of twenty years 
from the passage of this ordinance. 

Aid. Gilbert, of the Joint Committee on Streets and 
Alleys of the North Division, to whom was recommitted 
an ordinance for the appointment of Street Foremen, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of an 
annexed ordinance. 

Aid. Sommer and Ryan requested that the report be 
laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the Oily of Chicago in 
Common Council assembled : 

Your Joint Committee on Streets and Alleys of the 
South, North and West Divisions, to whom was recom- 
mitted an ordinance for appointment of Street Fore- 
men, having had the same under advisement, respect- 
fully report : 

That they advise the passage of the annexed report. 
JAMES H. GILBERT, 
WM. ALDRICH, 
A. BALLARD, 

South. 
A. W. WALDO, 
J. LBNGACHER, 
DAVID MURPHY, 

North. 
HENRY KERBER, 
J. BEIDLER, 
FRED. LODDING, 
J. T. RAWLEIGH, 
A. G. THROOP, 

West. 
AN ORDINANCE 
providing for the appointment of Street Foremen. 
Be it ordained, by the City Council of the City of Chicago : 
Section 1. That the Board of Public Works of the 
City of Chicago shall appoint three Street Foremen for 
the South Division, two Street Foremen for the North 
Division, and six Street Foremen for the West Division 
of the City. 

Sec. 2. Said Street Foremen shall have full police 
authority in regard to their own work ; they shall also 
perform all the duties heretofore performed by Sidewalk 
Inspectors, and serve notices in regard to defective 
sidewalks, and shall receive as compensation seventy- 
five dollars per month. 

Sec. 3. The Street Foremen shall, in conjunction 
with the Superintendent of the Board of Board of Pub- 
lic Works, keep the streets, alleys and ditches in their 
respective districts in good and clean condition, and 
shall, with the advice of the Board of Public Works, 



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employ whatever labor may be necessary, provided 
there are sufficient funds on hand to pay for the same. 
Sec. 4. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage. 

STREETS A]S"D ALLEYS, W. D. 
Aid. Rawleigh of the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, West Division, to whom was referred an ordinance 
amending an ordinance for a horse railway on Ogden 
aveniie, submitted a report recommending its passage. 
Aid. McCrea moved to concur in the report and pass 
the ordinance. 
The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 
Teas—Pearsons, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cul- 
lerton. O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, Smith, Briggs, Mc- 
Crea, Rawleigh, Wheeler, Ryan, Niesen, Waldo, Len- 
gacher. Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk— 27. 
Nays — Throop, Baumgarten — 2. 
The following is the ordinance as passed : 
AN ORDINANCE 
To amend an ordinance entitled, " An ordinance for 
the construction and operation of a horse railway on 
Ogden avenue, in the City of Chicago, passed Feb- 
ruary 28th, 1876." 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

The right to the Chicago West Division Railway 
Company under the ordinance to which this is an 
amendment to operate said railway shall cease at the 
end of twenty years from the date of the passage of 
said ordinance as therein provided, but said railway 
company shall be entitled to enjoy all such rights and 
privileges after the expiration of said time and until the 
Common Council shall thereafter elect, by order for 
that purpose, to purchase said track or tracts of said 
railway, cars, carriages, furniture and implements, and 
appurtenances of every kind and description used 
in the construction and operation of said railway, and 
pay for the same in the manner herein after men- 
tioned. Such order to purchase shall fix the time 
when said City of Chicago will take such railway and 
other property before mentioned, which shall not be 
less than six mouths after the passage of said order, 
and at the time of taking such railway and other prop- 
erty before mentioned the City of Chicago shall pay to 
the parties operating the same a sum of money, to be 
ascertained by three commissioners to be appointed 
for that purpose as follows : One to be chosen from 
the disinterested free-holders of Cook County by the 
said Common Council, one in like manner by the said 
company, its associates or successors, and the two per- 
sons so chosen to choose the third from said free- 
holders. 

ALSO, 

The same committee to whom was referred the re- 
port of the Commissioners to make estimates for curb- 
ing, filling, grading and paving Hoyne avenue, from 
West Madison street to West Harrison street, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of the order 
of approval annexed. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the Council do now adjourn. 
The motion was lost by yeas and nays as follows : 
Feos— Cullerton, Briggs, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, 
Murphy, Sweeney — 7. 

iVaj/s— Pearsons, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, 
Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lod- 
diuK, Lawler, Beidler, Smith, Throop, McCrea, Raw- 
leigh, Wheeler, Waldo, Boser, Kirk— 20. 



GAS LIGHTS. 
Aid. Rawleigh, of the Committee on Gas Lights, to 
whom was referred an ordinance establishing a time 
table for lighting and extinguishing street lamps, sub- 
mitted a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Ryan and Cullerton requested that the report be 
laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
Common Coutiail assembled : 
Your Committee on Gas Lights, to whom was referred 
the time table for lighting and extinguishing the street 
lamps in city of Chicago, having had the same under 
advisement , respectfully report and recommend the 
passage of the same. 

J. T. RAWLEIGH, 
JNO. L. THOMPSON, 

D. K. PEARSONS. 
WM. ALDRICH, 

E. J, CULLERTON. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago : 

Section lu I'hat the street lamps in said city shall 
be lighted and extinguished in accordance with the fol- 
lowing table of dates and hours : 

DATE. 

Jan. 1 to Jan. 10, 
Jan. 11 to Jan. 20, 
Jan. 21 to Jan. 31, 
Feb. 1 to Feb. 10, 
Feb. 11 to Feb. 20, 
Feb. 21 to Feb. 29, 
March 1 to March 10, 
March 11 to March 20. 
March 21 to March 31, 
April 1 to April 10, 
April 11 to April 20, 
April 21 to April 30, 
May 1 to May 10, 
May 11 to May 20, 
May 21 to May 31, 
June 1, to June 10, 
June 11 to June 20, 
June 21 to June 30, 
July 1 to July 10, 
July 11 to July 20 
July 21 to July 31 
Aug. 1 to Aug. 10 
Aug. 11 to Aug. 20 
Aug. 21 to Aug. 31 
Sept. 1 to Sept. 10 
Sept. 11 to Sept. 20 
Sept. 21 to Sept. 30 
Oct. 1 to Oct. 10 
Oct. 11 to Oct, 20 
Oct. 21 to Oct. 31 
Nov. 1 to Nov. 10 
Nov. 11 to Nov. 20 
Nov. 21 to Nov. 31 
Dec. 1 to Dec. 10 
Dec. 11 to Dec. 20 
Dec. 21 to Dec. 31 
Jan. 1. 



ADJOURNMENT. 
Aid. Cullerton moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion prevailed and the Council stood ad- 
journed. 

CASPAR BUTZ, 
CUy Clerk. 





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CITY COUNCIL 



REGULAR MEETING. 



T-a.l3r ITtli, IBTS. 



Present — Aldermen Pearsons, McAuley, Ballaid, Ro- 
senberg, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, 
Cullerton, Kerber, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, 
Smith, White, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Eaw leigh, Cleve- 
land, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, 
Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser and 
Kirk. 

Absent — Aldermen Aldrich, Thompson and His Honor 
the Mayor. 

Aid. Peai-sons moved that Aid. Throop take the 
Chair. 
The motion prevailed. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Sweeney moved that the minutes of the regular 
meeting held the 10th of July, 1876, be approved with- 
out being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk announced that he had in his possession 
the returns of the special elections for Mayor and Al- 
derman of the Se\enth Ward, and a=>ked what disposi- 
tion the Council wished to make of them. 

Aid. Rosenberg moved tlwt the Council do now pro- 
ceed to canvass said returns, and that the Chair appoint 
a committee of three to a.ssist the Clerk in making such 
canvass 

The motion prevailed. 

The Chair appointed Aldermen Ryan, Lengacher 
and Stew .rt as such committee. 

Aid. Ryan, of the Canvassing Committee, presented 
the following abstract of votes cast at the special elec- 
tions of July 12, 1876: 



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320 


92 


41 






4 


277 


79 


31 




XVI 


1 
2 


215 
187 


129 
73 


56 

22 










3 


238 


89 


47 






4 


150 


45 


10 


1 


XVII 


1 
2 


149 
134 


73 
104 


115 
71 










3 


277 


130 


55 


1 




4 


136 


98 


30 




XVIII 


1 

2 


115 
146 


56 
31 


20 

7 










3 


146 


56 


21 


1 




4 


100 


14 


27 






5 


327 


75 


49 






6 


182 


65 


47 






7 


72 


29 


1 






8 


181 


59 


12 




Total 


19,248 


7,509 


3,363 


20 



Abstract of votes cast at a special election for Alder- 
man of the 7tli Ward, held July 12, 1876. 









m 






^ 


>;> 


C 






« 


'3 


8 




-M 


^ 


S 




s 




i 
6 


a 

. 1 






1 


137 


77 


24 


27 


2 


68 


113 


70 


17 


3 


101 


164 


27 


17 


4 


56 


105 


19 


7 


5 


138 


90 


113 


127 


5 


41 


174 


82 


21 


7 


199 


58 


11 


167 


8 


156 


47 


74 


111 


Total.. 


896 


828 


420 


494 



Aid. Gilbert moved that when the Council adjourn it 
be until Tuesday, July 18th, 1876, at 7.30 o'clock, P. M. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Ryan moved that Monroe Heath be declared duly 
elected Mayor of the city of Chicago for the term end- 
ing on the third Tuesday of April, 1877. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Ryan moved that Chas. Tarnow be declared 
elected Alderman of the Seventh Wax'd of the city of 
Chicago, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation 
of Jas. H. Hildreth. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of Monroe 
Heath as Mayor, signed by Monroe Heath, Wm. F. 
Milligan, Peter Schuttler and Christoph Hotz, which, 
on motion of Aid. Rosenberg, was 

Approved. 

The City Comptroller submitted a communication 
concerning an ordinance relative to city printing, 
. which was 

Laid over and published. 

The following Is the communication : 

■ Compteollek's Office, 

Chicago, July 17, 1876. 
To the Mayor and AMermen of the City of Chicago in 

the Oily Council assembled : 

In compliance with a resolution of your honorable 
body, passed at its last regular meeting, I have invited 
proposals from the publishers of the various daily 
papers in the English language for doing the advertis- 
ing for the various departments of the city governi|ient. 
I have as yet received response from but a portion of 
said publishei-s ; but as the resolution seemed to raise 
the question as to our status in relation to a "corpora- 
tion newspaper," I requested an opinion from the City 
Attorney upon the subject, which I herewith submit, 
together with an ordinance proposed by him in accord- 
ance with the provisions of the charter. 
Respectfully submitted, 

J. A. FARWELL, 

Comptroller. 
City Law Department, \ 
Chicago, July 15, 1876.; 
J. A. Farwell, Esq., City Comptroller: 

Sir: In reply to your communication of the 11th 
inst., requesting the opinion of this Department upon 
the following points, to-wit: 

" Is there now any newspaper known as the Corpora- 
tion newspaper? 

" And are we required under any State law, or by 
the City Charter, or by any ordinance of the City 
Council, to publish any official or corporation notices 
or advertisements in the German language? 

" If so, has the City Council the power to discontinue 
such publicatim in the German language? 

•' If there is no Corporation newspaper, when did the 
Inter-0 ean cease to be such? 

"If the Inter- Ocean U still the official organ of the 
city, what action is required to discontinue the same ?" 



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I have the honor to submit the folio-wing opinion : 

It was provided in the former charter of the city, 
Sec. 23, Chapter 3, Kevised Ordinances, page 398, 
" that the Common Coimcil, at their annual meeting 
on the first Monday in May, in each year, or within not 
to exceed thirty days thereafter, shall designate one 
public newspaper printed in said city, in which shall 
be published all ordinances and other proceedings and 
matters required in any case by this act, or by the by- 
laws and ordinances of the Common Council, to be 
published in the corporation newspaper." And in the 
next section, to-wit: Sec. 24, it was provided that 
"the proceedings, notices and ordinances of said- city 
and the departments thereof shall be published in the 
newspaper printed in the German language having the 
largest daily circulatir>n in said city, as fully as they 
are now requii-ed to be published in the corpora- 
tion newspaper ; provided, that in no judicial or other 
proceedings shall the publication in such German 
paper be called in question, either as to the fact of its 
publication or the correctness thereof." 

The next section, to wit : Sec. 25, provides that " the 
contract of said city with the corporation and German 
newspaper for the publication of the official proceed- 
ings, reports, assessments and other notices, is hereby 
continued until the second Monday in December next, 
when the Common Council shall proceed to elect the 
Corporation Printer, and designate the German news- 
paper for the publication of the official proceedings of 
the different wards (Boards), the reports, assessments, 
and other notices, for the same time as provided in Sec. 
6 of this act for the election of other city offlcets." 

Thus the law stood at the time of the adoption of the 
charter of 1872. 

That charter, under which the city is now incorpora- 
ted, was intended, in my opinion, as a complete and 
ample law for the government of the city. The ob- 
ject of the Legislature in passing the same was for the 
purpose of simplifying the law of the State for the in- 
corporation of cities and villages, and to carry into 
effect and give the people of the vari<m8 municipalities 
in this State the benefit of that provision of the Consti- 
tution of 1870 which prohibits the Legislature from 
passing any special laws, and henceforth to protect 
such municipalities from the manifold evils caused by 
their enactment. 

It is, however, provided in Section 6 of said charter 
that " all laws or parts of laws not inconsistent with 
the provisions of this act shall continue in force, and 
be applicable to any such city or village the same as 
if a change of organization had not taken place." 

And it has been maintained that the above provisions 
of the old charter requiring the selection of a corpora- 
tion newspaper, and the publication therein of all 
things required to be published by any law or ordinance 
in such corporation news laper, and also in »he news- 
paper printed in the German language having the 
largest daily circulation in said city as ful'y as they were 
required to be published in the corporation newspaper, 
are not inconsistent with the new charter, and hence 
remain in force. 

I cannot fully concur in this view. 

The theory of the charter of 1872 is, that it is, as I 
have stated, complete in itself. The entire manage- 
ment and control of the affairs of the city is by it in- 
trusted to the Mayor and Citv Council. Art. V of said 
charter gives to the Council in ninety-six separate 
clauaes in general terms its powe^-s, which are sufficient- 
ly broad to include thereunder almost, if not every, act 
and thing necessary to be done in the government of 
the city. 

The ninety-fourth clause of said article gives to the 
Council po"er " to provide by ordinance that all the 
paper, prirting, stationery, blanks, fuel, and all the 
supplies needed for the use of the city shall be fur- 
nished by contract let to the lowest bidder." 

It is a principle of construction that effect ought to 
he given to the object, spirit, and meaning of an 
enactment. It is clear that the Legislature intended 
to confer upon the City Council power to have all the 
supplies and all the printing of the city done as cheaply 
as possible by letting the same by contract to ihe low- 
eet bidder. 

I am of the opinion that the word " printing, " in 
this clause, was intended to cover the publication in 
newspapers or otherwise of all such matters as the law 
or city ordinances required or should require the pub- 
lication of. Such, in my opinion, being the scope and 



meaning of the word " printing " in the 94th clause of 
Art. V of the charter, the bestowal of the power upon 
ther City Council to have such work done by contract 
let to the lowest bidder, so soon as the Council shall, by 
ordinance, so provide, repeals the provisions of the old 
charter on the same subject. 

Because, when the Council shall pass an ordinance 
on the subject and thus carry into effect the power con- 
ferred, the provisions of the old charter touching the 
same matter, authorizing the designation of a corpor- 
ation newspaper, etc., will be in conflict with such 
ordinance, and hence will cease to be longer in force. 

So also the provision cited above which requires that 
" The proceedings, notices and ordinances of said city, 
and the departments thereof, shall be published in the 
newspaper printed in the German language having the 
largest daily circulation in said city as fully as they are 
now required to be published in the corporation news- 
paper. Provided that in no judicial or other proceed- 
ings shall the publication in such German paper be 
called in question, either as to the fact of its publica- 
tion or the correctness thereof," will thereupon become 
alike inoperative. This view is supported by the 
decision of the Supreme Court of this State in what is 
known as the Police Commissioners' case, reported in 
the 8th Legal News, p. 10, which arose upon the 66th 
clause of Art. V. of the charter, which confers upon the 
Council power to regulate the police of the city and 
pass and enforce all necessary police ordinances. 

I am of opinion, however, that, until the Couricil 
shall exercise the power given it, the provisions of the 
old charter remain in force just as before the adoption 
ofthe charter of 1872. 

Under such provisions the Inter-Ocean newspaper was 
designated as the corporation newspaper Jan. 5, 1874, 
for the neriod of two years. On the expiration of that 
time, Jan. 5, 1876, nor since then, has the Council made 
any re-designation of a corporation newspaper, but, by 
tacit agreement between the city and the Inter-Ocean, 
that newspaper has b'^en continued as corporation 
newspaper, doing the work ofthe city as by the origi- 
nal employment, and publication of all things requited 
to be published in the corporation newspaper has been 
also continued in the German language, as provided in 
the old charter. 

This, I think, was legally done until the Council 
either exercises the power given by the new charter, or 
proceed to make a new designation of a corporation 
newspaper and re-designates the German newspaper in 
which publication shall be made. As provided for by 
the old charter, the employment of the Inte -Ocean as 
such newspaper temporarily would be implied from the 
fact of its having continued to act in that capacity, at 
the instance and request and for the benefit of the city,, 
and the same principle applies equally to the publica- 
tion of city affairs made in the German newspaper. 
Respectfully, 

RICHARD S. TUTHILL, 

Oity Attorney. 

AN ORDINANCE 
In relation to city printing. 
Be it ordained by the GUy Ckiuncil of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. There shall be no corporation newspaper 
for the City of Chicago appointed or designated as such 
by the City Council, but the city printing and publica- 
tion of those matters and things required b^ law, or 
any city ordinance to be printed or published shall be 
done only io the English language, and as provided for 
in this ordinance. 

Sec 2. All publications in newspapers now or which 
may hereafter be required to be done by any law or 
ordinance, or by directicn of the City Council or any 
officer of the city authorized to have such work 
done, shall be under contract let to the lowest bidder, 
in the same manner as contracts for public improve- 
ments are let. 

Sec. 3. All othe? printing, such as is known as job 
printing, now or which may be hereafter required to 
be done by any law or ordinance, or by the direction of 
the City Council or any officer of the city authorized to 
have such work done, where the work required to be 
done amounts in value to $100 or more, shall be do ae 
under contract separately, to be let to the lowest bidder 
after notice given to not less than three persons en- 
gaged in so doing such work in the city of Chicago. 

Sec. 4. The City Comptroller shall at once advertise 
and let such contracts for the unexpired p >rtion of the 



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present fiscal year and annually thereafter he shall, at 
the bpiiinni g of the fiscal year, advertise and let such 
conti-acts for such fiscal year, and shall submit the bids 
received by bim, and his action thereon, to the City 
Council for its approval. 

Sec. 5. T lis ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage. 

The Comptroller submitted his monthly statement of 
the receipts and expenditures of the city of Chicago 
for month of June, 1876, which, on motion of Aid. Bul- 
lerton, was 

Placed on file. 

The Board of Public Works submitted a report show- 
ing amount dae sewerage and brick contractors for the 
15 per cent reserve deducted from payments to them 
for work done. 

Aid. McCrea moved to refer to a select committee of 
five 

Aid McAuley moved to refer to the Committee on 
Finance. ' 

Aid. S^^'eeney moved to refer to the Committee on 
Local Assessments. ^ 

The question being on referring to the Committee on 
Finance it was lost by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — McA'iley. Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Culler- 
ton. Kerber, O'Brien, Lawler, Ryan, Baumsarten— 10. 

N'lys — Pearsons, Ballard, Rosenberg, Gilbert, Stewart, 
Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briges, Throop, McCrea, 
Rawleigh, Wheeler, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Lin- 
senbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 21. 

The question theu being on the motion to refer to 
the Committee on Local Assessments, it was so re- 
ferred. 

Aid. CuUerton moved that the Committee be instruct- 
ed to report to the Council at the next regular meet- 
ing. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance annulling assessment roll 
for curbing, filling and paving Charles place from 
5th avenue to F anklin street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Sheridan, 
the motion was put upon its passage, and passed by 
yeas and n^^ys, as follows : 

Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton 
Kerber, Lawler, B idler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, 
Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgar- 
ten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Sweeney, 
Boser, Kirk— 29 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
ORDINANCE 
Annulling assessments for curbing, filling and paving 

Charles Place, from Fifth avenue to Franklin street. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the assessment rolls for curbing, 
filling and paving Charles place, from Fifth avenue to 
Franklin street. Warrants 2,356 and 2,602, be and the 
same are hereby annulled. 

Sec. 2. That the Comptroller be and he is hereby 
ordered to refund all moneys paid on account of said 
Warrants, and to cancel aU tax certificates in his pos- 
session for sal^s made under said Warrants 2,356 and 
2,602. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage. 



A report and ordinance annulling assessment for curb- 
ing, grading and paving Thirty-first street, from Cot- 
tage Grove avenue to South Park avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Stewart, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by 
yeas and nays, as follows : 

rea«— Pearsons, Ballard, Rosenberg, Gilbert, Stew- 
art, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, Kerber, 
Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Brisrgs, Throop, 
McCrea, Rawleigh, Wheeler, Ryan, Baunigarten, 
Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Sweeney, 
Bosor, Kirk— 28. 

NayK — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 



ORDINANCE 
Annulling assessments tor curbing, grading and paving 

Thirty-first street.from Cottage Grove avenue to South 

Park avenue : 
Be it ordained by the Oily CoW'Cil of the City of Cfiicago : 
* Section 1. That the assessment roll for curbing, 
grading and paving Thirty-first street, from ''ottage 
Grove avenue to South Park avenue, confirmed April 
23, 1874, Warrant No 2,416, be and the same is hereby 
annulled. 

Sec. 2. That the Comptroller be and he is hereby 
ordered to refund all moneys paid on account of said 
Warrant, and to cancel all tax certificates in his pos- 
session for the sale made under said Warrant 2,416. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for the vacation of Lumber 
street, from Allen's Canal to Mason's Canal, and the 
opening of Fisk street through to the river. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Sheridan, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by 
yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, 
Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, 
Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgar- 
ten, Niesen, Waldo, Linsenbarth, Sweeney, Boser, 
Kirk— 28. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
ORDINANCE 
For the vacation of Lumber street, from Allen's Canal 

to Mason's Canal. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That Lumber street, from Allen's Canal 
to Mason's Canal, as shown on the portion colored red 
of the plat hereto attached ; be and the same is hereby 
vacated and closed. 

Provided, however, that this ordinance shall not take 
effect until Fisk street, as shown on the portion colored 
brown of the plat hereto attached, shall have been 
opened and a plat of the same placed on public record. 

Sec. 2. That said Fisk street shall be opened, and a 
plat of the same placed on public record within one 
year after the passage of this ordinance; otherwise it 
shall be of no effect. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of C. H. Brenan 
as Clerk of the West Division Police Court, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Gilbert presented a pre- 
amble and resolution requesting the Mayor to discharge 
the officers and employes of the Assessor's and Tax 
Commissioner's ofiices, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed'. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Whereas, The Supreme Court has decided the act 
known as "Bill 300" to be unconstitutional, and, even 
if that decision should be modified or reversed, it is not 
desirable to attempt the levy and collection of taxes 
otherwise than by the general law applicable to the 
entire State; and 

Whereas, The offices of Tax Commissioner and City 
Assessor, though useless, cannot be abolished to take 
effect before January next ; therefore 

Resolved, That the Mayor be and is hereby respect- 
fully requested and urged to cause the discharge of the 
assistants and employes of each of those offices, and to 
remove the incumbents of the offices themselves, in or- 
der that the offices may remain vacant until they can 
be lawfully abolished; the books in the possession of 
the officers to be transferred to the Board of Public 
Works. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Report of Joint Committee on Streets and Alloys of 
the three Divisions on ordinance concerning appoint- 
ment of Street Foremen, laid over and published July 
10, 1876. 

Aid. Lengacher moved to amend the ordinance by 
inserting the words " an<i Street Carpenters" after the 
words " Sidewalk Inspectors " in Section 10. 

The motioii prevailed. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to amend Section 2, by striking 
out the words " seventy-five " and inserting the word 
"sixty " in lieu thereof. 



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Aid. Lengacher moved to lay the motion of Aid. Gil- 
bert on the table. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and uayi as follows : 

Yeas — Sheridan, Sommt-r, Lodding, Cullert m, Ker- 
ber, O'Brien, Lawler, Van Osdel, Smith, Cleveland, 
Wheelpr, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, W<ildo, I.en-" 
gather, Sweeney, Boser — 18. 

Nays. — Pearsons. McAnley, Ballard, Rosenborg, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Beidler, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Raw- 
leigh, Linsenbarth, Kirk — 13. 

Aid. McAuley moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion was lost. • 

Aid. McCrea moved to amend Section 2 by stjiking 
out the words "seventy-five" and inserting the words 
" sixty-two." 

Aid. Sheridan m ived to postpone further action tem- 
poral! 'y. 

Aid. Cullerlon called for the previous question, and 
the call was sustained. 

The question being on the motion of Aid. Sheridan, 
it was 

Lot-t. 

The question then being on the amendment of Aid. 
Mc'Jrea, it was adopted by yeas and nays as follows: 

leas— Ballard, Rosenberg, Gilbert, Stewart, Kerber, 
Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Throop, 
McCra, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Linsenbarth, Boser, 
Kirk— 17. 

.Na7/.«— Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, 
O'Brien, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Len- 
gacher, Sweeney — 11. 

The question recurring on the motion of Aid. Gilbert 
to pass the ordinance. Aid. Ryan demanded the yeas 
and nays, and the ordinance was passed by the follow- 
ing vote : 

Yeas— Ballard, Rosenberg, Gilbert, Stewart, Kerber, 
Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Thro p, 
McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Linsenbarth, Boser, 
Kirk— 17. 

Nays — Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, 
O'Brien, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Len- 
gacher, Sweeney — 11. 

The following is th" ordinance as passed : 
AN ORDINANCE 
Providing for the appointmpnt of Street Foremen. 
Be it ordained by the CHy Council of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. Tliat the Board of Public Works of the 
City of Chicago shall appoint three Street Foremen for 
the South Division, two Street Foremen for the North 
Division, and six Street Foremen for the West Division 
of the city. 

Sec. 2. Said Street Foremen shall have full police 
authority in regard to their own work ; they shall also 



perform all the duties heretofore performed by Side- 
walk Inspectors and Street Carpenters, and serve 
notices in regard to defective sidewalks, and shall re- 
ceive as compensation sixty-two dollars per month. 

Sec. 3. The Street Foremen shall, in conjunction 
with the Superintendent of t^e Board of Public Works, 
ket-p the streets, alleys and ditches in their respective 
districts in good and clean condition, and shall, with 
the advice of the Board of Public Works, emp'oy what- 
ever labor may be necessary, provided there are 
sufficient funds on hand to pay *)r the same. 

Sec. 4. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its i 



By unanimous consent. Aid. Cullerton 
order directing the Committee on Schools to report a 
list of all school property, and directing thf« Board of 
Education to withhold construction of school buildings, 
etc., and moved its pass^ige. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Committee on Schools be and they 
are hereby directed to report to this Council, at its 
next regular meeting, a 1 st of all school property 
owned by the city, also the d^tes of the expiration of 
all leases, with a view of selling a portion of the same, 
and be it further ordered, that the Board of Education 
be, and they are hereby, requested to withhold the con- 
struction of the proposed school buildings until other- 
wise ordered fey this Council. 

By uaanimous consent. Aid. Lawler presented an 
order amending an order concerning the paving of 
Polk street, between Halsted street and Center avenue, 
passed June 19, 187H, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the order for the improvement of Polk 
street, from Halsted street to Center avenue, by private 
contract, passed June 19, 1876, be amended by striking 
out the words "and also advertise for proposals for 
paving in front of the lots not represented by said con- 
tract, the paving to be of the same kind as contracted 
for by the owners of property represented in their con- 
tracts," and inserting in lieu thereof the words "and 
also levy an assessment upon the property not repre- 
sented in said contract, and pay the sanis to the said 
John V. McAdam & Co. when collected from the prop- 
erty owners." 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Baumgarten moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed, and the Council stood ad- 
iourned until Tuesday, July 18, at 7.30 o'clock P. M. 
CASPAR BUTZ, 

aty Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL 



ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING. 



j-a.137" istii., laTe, 



OFFICIAL HECORD. 

Pr&oen/— Aid. Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Kosenberg, 
Gilbert, Stewart, Sheiidan, Sommer, Lodding, Culler- 
ton, Kerber, Tarnow. O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, Van 
Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleve- 
land, Wheeler, Ryan, Bauingarten, Niesen, Waldo, 
Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk. 

Ahaent—KXA. Aldrich, Thompson, White, Murphy, 
and his Honor, the Mayor. 

Aid. Throop in the chair. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 
Report of Committee on Gas Lights ; an order to ex- 
tinguish half the street lamps, laid over and published 
July 3,1876. 

Aid. McAuley moved to amend the order recom- 
mended by fie committee by providing that the lamps 
on the street coraers ooly be lighted. 

Aid. Gilbert moved, as an amendment, to concur in 
the report Hnd amend the order by directing the Board 
of Public Works to substitute smaller burners in place 
of those now in us^, anil also, that the street lamps be 
lighted and extinquished in accordance with a time- 
table reported to this Council by the Committee on Gas 
Lights, July 10. 1876. 

Aid. CuUerton moved to refer the whole subject mat- 
ter to the law department for an opinion as to the 
power of the city to extinguish half the street lights. 

Aid. Sweeney moved that the motion of Aid. CuUerton 
be laid upon the table, and his motion prevailed by 
yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas—Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Kerber, Tarnow, O'Brien, Van Osdel, 
Smith, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, 
Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Linsen- 
barth, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 25. 

JVijy«— Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, CuUerton, Law- 
ler, Beidler, Lengacher — 7. 

Aid Sheridan moved as a substitute that all street 
lamps of the city be extinguished. 

Aid. Rawleigh caUed for the previous question, and 
the call was sustained by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Tea*— Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Gil- 



bert, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Tarnow, O'Brien, 
Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Throop, 
McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Swee- 
ney, Boser, Kirk— 28. 

JVistj/s — Stewart, CuUerton, Kerb«r— 3. 

The question being on the substitute of Aid. Sheridan 
it was rejected by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Pearsons, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Kerber, 
Tarnow, Wheeler, Ryan, Biumgarten, Sweeney, Boser, 
Kirk— 12. 

jVrty.,— McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, GUbert, Stew- 
art, CuUerton, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, 
Smith, Brigas, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, 
Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth— 'ZO. 

The question then b-ing on the amendment of Aid. 
Gilbert it was rejected by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Teas— Ballard, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, O'Brien, 
Lawlt-r, Lengacher — 7. 

jVdj^g — Pearsons, McAuley, Rosenberg, Sommer, Lod- 
ding, CuUerton, Kerber, Tarnow, Beidler, Van Osdel, 
Smith, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, 
Wheeler, Ryan, Baum2:arten, Niesen, Waldo, Linsen- 
barth, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 25. 

The question recurring on the motion of Aid. McAu- 
ley it was lost by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yem — Pearsons, McAuley, Rosenberg, Stewart, 
O'Brien, Briggs. McCrea, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, 
Waldo, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 14. 

jV^2/s_BaUard, Gilbert, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, 
CuUerton, Kerber, Tarnow, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, 
Smith, Thrcop; Rawleigh, Cleveland, Niesen, Leng- 
acher, Linsenbarth — 18. • 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order recommended by the Committee. 

Aid. CuUerton called for the yeas and nays, and the 
motion prevaUed by the foUowing vote: 

j-gag— Pearsons, McAuley, Rosenberg, O'Brien, 
Smith, Briggs, McCrea, Rawleigh, Wheeler, Ryan, 
Baumgarten, Waldo, Linsenbarth, Sweeney, Boser, 
Kirk— 16. 

iVa7/s— Ballard, GUbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, 
Lodding, CuUerton, Tarnow, Lawler, Beidler, Van 
Osdel, Throop, Cleveland, Niesen, Lengacher— 15. 



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The following is the order as passed : 
ORDERED 
By the City Council of Cliicago : 

That only one-half of the public street lamps be 
lighted, and that the Board of Public Works designate 
the lamps which are not to be lighted. 

Providing, wherever possible, that each street lose 
one-half of its lighted lamps. 

Ordered, Further, that the Superintendent of Police 
be directed to see that the above order be enforced. 

Report of Committee on Gas Lights on an ordinance 
establishing a time-table for lighting and extinguish- 
ing street lamps, laid over and published, July 10, 1876. 

Aid. McAuley moved to amend the ordinance by 
providing that the lights be lighted one hour later, and 
extinguished one hour earlier than provided in the 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Sheridan, Cullerton, Tarnov.', O'Brien, 
Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Rawleigh, Wheeler, Ryan, 
Baumgarten, Niesen, 'Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, 
Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 24. 

Nays — Sommer, Lodding, Kerber, Lawler, Beidler, 
Throop, McCrea, Cleveland — 8. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to reconsider the vote last 
taken. 

Aid. Sommer called for the previous question, and 
the call was sustained. 

The question then being on the motion to Reconsider, 
Aid. McAuley demanded the yeas and nays, and the 
motion was lost by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Aid. Rosenberg, Stewart, Sommer, Lodding, 
Cullerton, Kerber, Tarnow, Lawler, Beidler, Briggs, 
Throop, McCrea, Cleveland — 13. 

Nays—A\d. Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Gilbert, 
Sheridan, O'Brien, Van Osdel, Smith, Rawleigh, 
Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Leng- 
acher, Linsenbarth, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 19. 

Report of Select Committee on reducing expenses of 
Boards of Public Works and Health, and an ordinance 
abolishing the Board of Health, laid over and pub- 
lished July 3, 1876, was, on motion of Aid. Cullerton, 

Recommitted. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Cullerton presented a 
resolution directing the Comptroller to submit to this 
Council copies of contracts with the Gas Companies, 
and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted: 

Besolved, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby directed to submit to ihis Council, at its next 
regular meeting, a copy of the contracts now existing 
between the City of Chicago and the People's Gas 
Light and Coke Company, and the Chicago Gas Light 
Company. 

Report of Committee on Judiciary on the official 
bond of Henry Best, a« Clerk of tlie North Division. 
Police Court, laid over and published July 3, 1876, was, 
on motion of Aid. Gilbert, 

Recommitted. 

Report of Committee on Judiciary on an ordinance 
amending an ordinance concerning Inspection of 
Steam Boilers, laid over and published July 3, 1876, 
was, on motion of Aid. Lawler, 

Recommitted. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Cullerton presented an 
o'der directing the Comptroller to enforce the pro- 
visions of section 110 of the Charter, and moved its 
passage. 

The motion p-evailed. 

The following is the order as parsed : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby directed to enf rce the provisions of section 
llU of an "Act to provid-i for the incorporation of cities 
and villages," approved April 10, 1872, in force July 1, 
1872,' and adopted by the city of Chicago April 23, 
1875, and pertaining to the licensing of foreign insur- 
ance companies. 

Aid. Stewart moved that when the Council adjourn 
it be until Wednesday, July 19, at 3 o'clock P. M. 
The motion prevailed. 



Aid. Ryan moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays, as follows: 

Yeas — ^Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, Kerber, Tarnow, 
O'Brien, Briggs, Wheeler, Ryan, Niesen, Lengacher, 
Linsenbarth, Sweeney — 13. 

Nays — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Sheridan, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, 
Smith, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Baum- . 
garten, Waldo, Boser, Kirk — 19. 

Aid. McAuley moved that the rules be suspended for 
the purpose of taking up the I'eport of the Select Com- 
mittee appointed to confer with heads of departments 
relative to reduction of salaries. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Cullerton, chairman of the Select Committee on 
reducing salaries, submitted a report signed by Aid. 
Kirk, McAuley, McCrea and Cleveland; and also a 
minority report signed by himself. 

Aid Ryan and Lengacher requested that the reports 
be laid over and published. 

The following is the majority report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
Common Council assembled : 

Your Special Committee appointed to confer with the 
heads of the various departments of the City govern- 
ment relative to a reduction of salaries, having had the 
same under advisement, respectfully report that after 
giving the subject a careful and thorough examination, 
would recommend the passage of the following ordi- 
nance. 

JAMES A. KIRK. 
J. T, McAULBY. 
S. H. McCREA.- 
S. E. CLEVELAND. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago, 
that— 

Section 1. The pay-roll of the Eire Department 
shall be reduced 25 per cent, from what it now is, pro- 
vided that the pay of Eire Marshall be $3,000 per an- 
num. 

Sfc. 2. The pay-roll of the Police Department shall 
be reduced 40 per cent, from what it now is, said reduc- 
tion to be accomplished by the dismissal of a portion of 
the force, and such reduction in the pay of the remain- 
der as is necessary, provided that the pay of the Super- 
intendent shall be .f 3,000 per annum. 

Sec. 3 The pay-roll of the Board of Public Works 
shall be reduced 50 per cent. Said reduction may be 
made, in the discretion of the Board, by the dismissal 
of a portion of the employes, or the reduction of the 
pay of the employes, either or both. 

Sec. 4. The pay-roll of the Board of Education 
shall be reduced 25 per cent, from what it now is, to be 
arranged according to the discretion of the Board of 
Education, provided, in addition to the above reduction 
of 25 per cent., a further reduction shall be made by 
dispensing with the further teaching of music and 
drawing in the public schools. 

Sec. 5. The pay-roll of employes in the Public Li- 
brary shall be reduced 30 per cent, from which it was 
last year, to be arranged by the Board of Directors of 
said library. 

Sec. 6. The salary of the City Comp^^roller shall be 
I3.5U0 per annum. The salary of the Chief Clerk in 
the office of the Comptroller shall be $2,250; general 
bookkeeper $1,600 ; second clerk |1,G0" ; special assess- 
ment book eeper, $1,150; warrant r^ cord clerk, $1,150; 
two tax redemption cb rks, $900 each ; one general clerk, 
$900 per annum. The salary of gas inspector shall be 
$1,000 per annum. 

Sec. 7. The salaries for the Police Justices of the 
South and West Divisions of the city shall be $2,500 per 
annum each. The salary of the Police Justice for the 
North Side shall be $1,500 per annum. The salaries of 
the Clerks of the Police Courts for the South and West 
Divisions shall be $1,000 each per a'- num. The salary 
of the Clf-rk of the Police Court for the North Division 
shall be $800 per annum. 

Sec. 8. The offices of City Tax Assessor and City Tax 
Commissioner be and the same hereby are abolished. 

the same to fake effect on the day of i876. 

Sec. 9. The reductions above provided for shall take 

effect on the day of , 1876. 

Sec. 10. All city offices shall be kept open for the 
transaction of city business from 8 A. M. to 5 P. M. of 
each working day. 



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Sec. 11. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage. • 

The following is the minority report : 
To the 3Iayor «wrf Aldermen of the Oity of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled : 

A minority of your Special Committee, appointed for 
the' purpose of conferring with the heads of the vari- 
ous departments relative to a reduction of salaries, 
having had the same under advisement, is of the opin- 
ion that the ordinance submitted by a majority of 
your Committee recommends, in some respects, too 
radical a reduction— so much so, that the efficiency of 
some of the departments would be greatly impaired. 
After a careful examination of the whole subject, real- 
izing fully the financial condition of the city and be- 
lieving that the interests of the city would not be im- 
paired by a moderate reduction both in number and 
salaries of officers and employes, a minority of your 
Committee would respectfully recommend the passage 
of the following ordinance. 

E. F. PULLBRTON. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. The pay roll of the Fire Depa,rtment 
shall be reduced 10 per cent, from what it now is. 

Sec. 2. The pay roll of the Police Department shall 
be reduced 10 per cent., and in addition to said reduc- 
tion, the Superintendent is instructed to make no fur- 
ther appointments to fill any vacancies now existing 
or that may exist during the balance of the fiscal year. 

Sec. 3. The pay roll of the Board of Public Works 
shall be reduced 40 per cent, from what it was last 
year ; said reduction may be arranged in the discretion 
of the Board by the dismissal of a portion of the em- 
ployes, or the reduction of the pay of the employes— 
either or both. 

Sec. 4. The pay roll of the Board of Education shall 
be reduced 15 per cent, from what it now is, to be ar- 
ranged according to the discretion of the Board of Edu- 
cation ; provided, in addition to the above reduction of 
15 per cent., a further reduction shall be made by dis- 
pensing with the further teaching of music and draw- 
ing in the Public Schools. 4^ 



Sec. 5. The pay-roll of employes in the Public 
Library shall be reduced fifteen per cent, fi'om what it 
was last year, to be arranged by the Board of Directors 
of said Library. 

Sec. 6. The salary of the City Comptroller shall be 
$3,700 per annum ; of the chief clerk, $2,250 ; general 
book-keeper, $1,750; second clerk, $1,750; special as- 
sessment book-keeper, $1,250; two tax redemption 
clerks, $900 each ; two general clerks, $900 each. 

Sec. 7. The salary of the Police Justices forthe South 
and West Divisions shall be $2,500 per annum each ; 
the salary of the Police Justice of the North Division 
shall be $1,600 per annum. The salaries of the Clerks 
of the Police Courts of the South and West Divisions 
shall be $1,200 each, and the salary of the Clerk of the 
Police Court for the North Division, $800 per annum. 

Sec. 8. The offices of City Tax-Commissioner and 
City Tax-Assessor shall be and the same are hereby 

abolished, the same to take effect on the day of 

, 1876. 

Sec. 9. Upon the refusal of any person to comply 
with the provisions of this ordinance, the Mayor is 
directed to cause his removal or dismissal forthwith. 

Sec. 10. All city offices shall be kept open for the 
transaction of city business from eight A. M. to five P. 
M. of each and every working day. 

Sec. 11. The reductions above provided for shall take 
fffect on the day of , 1876. 

Sec. 12. This ordinance shall be in in force from and 
after its passage. 

Aid. Lawler presented a resolution recommending 
that the Council do not concur in the majority report 
of the Committee on Salaries, which on motion of Aid. 
McCrea, was 

Laid on the table. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Sommer moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion prevailed, and the Council stood ad- 
journed until Wednesday, July 19, at 3 o'clock P. M. 
CASPAR BUTZ, 

City Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING. 



J-a.l3r IStlTL, l.Qr7S. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present — Aid. Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Koeenberg, 
Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Culler- 
ton, Kerber, Tarnow, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, Van 
Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleve- 
land, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher. 
Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk. 

Absent — Aid. Aldrich, Thompson, White, Wheeler, and 
Hi.s Honor the Mayor. 

Aid. Throop in the chair. 

Report of the Committee on Fire and Water on an 
ordinance in regard to Boiler Inspector laid over and 
published July 10, 1876. 

Aid. CuUerton moved to refer the report and ordi- 
nance to the Committee on Jadiciary. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows: 

Yeas — Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Cullerton, Tarnow, 
Smith, Briggs, Throop, McCrc-a, Eawleigh, Ryan, Nie- 
sen, Waldo, Lengacher, Sweeney — 15. 

Nays — McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Beidler, Van 
Osdel, Cleveland, Linsenbarth, Kirk — 8. 

Report of the Committee on Streets and Alleys, South 
Division, on an ordinance relating to Chicago & Engle- 
wood Horse and Dummy Railway laid over and publish- 
ed July 10, 1876. 

Aid. Sommer moved that the consideration of the re- 
port he postponed temporarily. 

The motion prevailed. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND 
ORDINANCES. 
Aid. Baumgarten presented a preamble and resolution 
relative to exempting pool tables from taxation, which 
was 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Aid. McCrea presented a resolution directing the City 
Clerk to have printed one hundred and fify copies of 
the rules and order of business, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 



The following is the resolution as adopted: 
Resolved, That the City Clerk ■ be and is hereby in- 
structed to have printed one hundred and fifty copies 
of the rules and order of business of the Council as 
amended. 

Aid. Rosenberg presented an order directing the City 
Treasurer to pay revenue warrants drawn against the 
taxes of 1876 on certain conditions. 

Aid. McCrea moved that the order be passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows: 

Teas— McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Gilbert, Stew- 
art, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, Kerber, 
Tarnow, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, 
Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, 
Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, 
Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 31. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That upon presentation to the City Treas- 
urer by the legal owner thereof of city " revenue war- 
rants,"' drawn upon and payable out of the city taxes 
assessed and levied for the year 1876, together with the 
tax receipts for the same year, the City Treasurer be 
and hereby is directed to pay in money the amount of 
said revenue warrant or warrants, and interest thereon 
when so expressed therein, and take up and cancel 
the same; provided, the taxes so paid shall equal or ex- 
ceed the amount of said revenue warrant or warrants ; 
and in case the revenue warrants so presented exceed 
the amount of the city taxes so paid, the Treasurer 
shall indorse the amount paid on said revenue warrant 
or warrants. 

Aid. Gilbert presented a resolution directing the 
Board of Public Works to substitute three-foot gas 
burners for the ones now used in street lamps, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Kirk presented a resolution directing the Comp- 
troller to advertise for proposals for doing city adver- 
tising in the German language, which was 

Referred to Committee on Printing. 



July 19, 



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i 1876. 



Aid. Van Osdel presented a resolution requesting the 
appointment of two Aldermen as members of the Select 
Committee on building a city hall, vice two absent 
from the city. 

Aid. Gullerton moved that the Special Committee be 
discharged and that the Committee on Public Buildings 
be directed to take charge of all matters concerning the 
erection of the City Hall. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the Committee on Public 
Buildings be requested to report July 31st. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Ballard presented a resolution directing the 
City Attorney to take steps to enjoin the County Com- 
missioners from erecting the Court House until ar- 
rangements have been by the city and county to build 
together, and moved that the rules be suspended and 
the resolution adopted. 

Aid. Sommer moved ,to lay the motion on the table, 
and his motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — McAuley, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, Ker- 
ber, Tarnow, Lawler, Van Osdel, Briggs, Throop, Mc- 
Crea, Kawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgar- 
ten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Murphy, 
Sweeney, Boser — 23. 

iVaj/s— Ballard, Eosenberg, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheri- 
dan, Bpidler, Smith, Kirk— 8. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the resolution be referred 
to the Committee on Public Buildings. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Ryan presented an order directing the Board of 
Public Works lo place a drinking fountain at the cor- 
ner of MilM-aukee and Chicago avenues, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
W. D. 



Aid, Sweeney presented an order directing the Board 
of Public Works to prepare an ordinance for walling 
and filling Oak street from Sedgwick street to Larrabee 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
N. D. 

Aid. Smith presented an ordinance providing that 
Aldermen be paid three dollars for each meeting. 

Aid. McCrea moved to refer it to the Committee on 
Bridewell. 

Aid. McAuley moved to refer to the Committee on 
Finance, and his motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as 
follows : 

Yeas — McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Gilbert, Stewart, 
Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, Kerber, Tarnow, 
Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Throop, Cleve- 
land, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, 
Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser — 27. 

Nays — Briggs, McCrea, Rawleigh, Kirk-^. 

Aid. Smith moved that the Committee be requested 
to report the ordinance back in two weeks. 

The motion prevailed by yeas ^nd nays, as follows : 

Yeas — McAuley, Lawler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, 
Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, 
Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser — 16. 

Nays — Ballard, Rosenberg, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, 
Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, Tarnow, Beidler, Throop, 
McCrea, Eawleigh, Kirk — 14. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a resolution directing the 
Comptroller and Finauce Committee to take such steps 
as they deem necessary for the redemption of tax cer- 
tificates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Assessments. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the Committee be in- 
structed to report at the next regular meeting. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Stewart presented a resolution directing the Su- 
perintendent of Police to prevent the passage of vehicles 
on Adams street, between Clark and La Salle streets, 
during sessions of the Council, which was 

Referred to tJie Committee on Police. 

Aid. Ryan presented a resolution relative to noise on 
Adams street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Bridewell. 



Aid. Lawler presented a resolution relative to with- 
drawing protection from property of tax-fighters, etc., 
which was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Stewart presented a resolution directing the 
Finance Committee to report at the next regular meet- 
ing, the proper mode of procedure for the collection of 
the delinquent tax of 1873 and 1874, and moved its 
adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Finance Committee be and are 
hereby requested to consider and report to the next 
regular meeting the proper mode of procedure for the 
collection of the delinquent tax of 1873 and 1874. 

Aid. Lawler presented a resolution directing the 
Comptroller to pay scrubbing women the amount due 
them for work at engine house*, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Besolved, That the Comptroller and City Treasurer be 
instructed to pay these women who are engaged in 
doing scrubbing, cleaning and keeping the oflBces of 
the police and Are departments, the amounts now due 
them, or a portion of the same. 

Aid. Rawleigh presented an ordinance providing that 
the public parks he lighted with oil, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Ryan presented a resolution concerning a claim 
of Thomas Riley & Co., which was 
Referred to Committee on Local Assessments. 

Aid. Lengacher presented an order directing the 
Board of Public Works to construct catch basins corner 
of Market and Schiller streets, which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, North 
Division. 

Aid. Sommer presented an order directing the Pitts- 
burg & Ft. Wayne R. R. Co., to plank gutters on Stewart 
avenue, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be and 
they are hereby directed to cause the Pittsburgh, Ft. 
Wayne and Chicago R. R. Co. to plank or sheet pile the 
gutter on both sides of Stewart avenue from Twenty- 
sixth street to Thirty-ninth street, and have the same 
cleaned when needed. 

Aid Sommer presented an order directing the Board 
of Public Works to prepare an ordinance for sidewalk 
on both sides of Arnold street from Thirty-third street 
to Thirty-fifth street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Sommer presented a resolution directing the 
Comptroller to pay the discharged employes of the 
Sidewalk Department, and moved its adoption. 

The morion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Besolved, That the Comptroller is hereby ordered to 
pay the discharged employes of the Sidewalk Depart- 
ment up to July 1, 1876. 

Aid. Sommer presented a resolution relative to pay 
of drivers in the fire department, which was 

Referred to the Special Committee on Reduction ot 
Salaries. 

Aid. Smith presented an order directing the Board of 
Public Works to prepare an ordinance for a lamp post 
in front of lot 5, block 18, Ogden's Addition, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Baumgarten presented the petition of Heni-y 
King and others, praying for compensation for work 
done for A. Niiik on an engine house^ which was 

Referred to Committee on Public Buildings. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a resolution directing the 
Corporaiion Counsel to report to the Council on the va- 
lidity of the contracts of the city and the gas com- 
panies, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 



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The following is the resolution as adopted : 
Resolved, That the Corjioration Counsel be and he is 
hereby directed to report to this Council at his earliest 
convenience, his opinion in writing as to the validity 
I of the contracts now existing between the City of Chi- 
cago and the Chicago Gas Light & Coke Company and 
the People's Gas Light & Coke Company. 

Aid. Gilbert presented a resolution requesting bids 
' for lighting this city with kerosene, which was 
Eeferred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. McAuley presented a resolution relative to the 
cause of stenches in the region of Bridgeport, and 
moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted: 

Re-'olved, That the Health Department cause an in- 
vestigation to be made at once iuto the cause of the 
stench in the region of Bridgeport, and, if the same 
are found to be within the jurisdiction of the city au- 
thorities, that they be at once abated and the authors 
punished. 

Aid. McCrea moved that the Select Committee on the 
sale of the lake front be requested to report at the next 
regular meeting, at five o'clock. 

The motion prevailed. 

. Petition of Mansfield Coal Company for use of end of 
North Market street, etc., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Wharves and Public 
Grounds. 

Petition for B. Boresberg for free second-hand -deal- 
er's license, was 
Kefened to the Committee on Licenses. 

Aid. Eyan presented an order directing that a watch- 
man be stationed at the corner of Elston avenue and 
Bloomingdale road, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be and they 
are hereby directed to cause the Chicago & Pacific 
Railroad Company to station a watchman at the corner 
of Elstou avenue and Bloomingdale road. 

Petition of citizens for sewer on West TM^enty-first 
street was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division. 

Petition of Chicago, Millington & Western Railway 
Company, for right of way on Twenty-Sixth street ; pe- 
tition of citizens, praying that right of way be given 
thy Chicago, Millington <fe Western Railway, and an 
ordinance granting such right of way, were 

Eeferred to Committee on Streets and AUevs, West 
Division. 

Communication from Fitzsimmons & Connell, rela- 
tive to suspension of work on the Fullerton Avenue 
Conduit, was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Communication from Lawrence Ryan and others, 
relative to the filthy condition of the river near Doug- 
las avenue, was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, South 
Division. 

_ Aid. Smith piesentcd a resolution relative to adopt- 
ing a plan for the City Hall, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Public Buildings. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Stewart, of the Select 
Committee on Reorganizing the Board of Health, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of an ac- 
E companying ordinance. 

Aid. Stewart moved that the ordinance be passed. 
. Aid. McAuley moved to amend the ordinance by pro- 
dding for tea Sanitary- Police instead of fifteen, and by 
maKing the salary of the Assistant Secretary §700 in- 
stedci ot '5'1,000. 

Aid Lengacher called for the previous question, and 
ttie call was sustained by the following vote : 
«rrT~,P^"^®y' Mallard, Rosenberg, Gilbert, Stew- 
art, Beidler, Van Osdel, Thrcop, McCrea, Rawleigh, 



Cleveland, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Lene:- 
acher, Sweeney, Kirk— 18. 

iVays— Pearsons, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding Culler- 
ton, Kerber, Tarnovv, Lawler, Smith— 9. 

The question being on the amendment of Aid Mc- 
Auley, it was lost by the following vote : 

Feofi- Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Smith, Ryan— 6 

iVaj/s— Rosenberg, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Som- 
mer, Lodding,Cullerton,Kerber,Tarnow, Lawler Beid- 
ler, Van Osdel, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland 
Baumgarten, Nieson, Waldo, Lengacher, Sweeney 
Kirk — 22. o , J, 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. Stew- 
art to pass the ordinance, Aid. Cullerton demanded the 
yeas and nays, and the motion was lost by the following 
vote— the charter requiring a two-thirds vote in the 
affirmative : 

Feo-s— Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith 
Throop,McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Ryan, Baumgar- 
ten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Sweeney, Kirk— 21. 

iVa«/s— Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton. ker- 
ber, Tarnow — 6. 

Aid. Stewart moved to reconsider the vote last taken. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to amend Sec. 4 of the ordi- 
nance by striking out the words " City Physician and." 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Feas— Pearsons, Ballard, Rosenberg, Gilbert, Stew- 
art, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, Kerber, 
Tarnow, Van Osdel, Ryan. Baumgarten, Waldo, Swee- 
ney— 16. 

A^ays— McAuley, Lawler, Beidler, Smith, Throop, 
McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Niesen, Lengacher, Kirk 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the ordinance as amended 
be passed. 

The motion prevailed by yea*; and nays, as follows : 

Feas— Aldermen Pearsons, McAulev, Ballard, Ro- 
senberg, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, 
Cullerton, Kerber, Tarnow, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, 
Smith, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Eyan, 
Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Sweeney, 
Kirk — 27. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as i)£tssed : 
Beit ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the Board of Health, as at present 
organized, be and the same is hereby abolished, aud 
that all of the powers and duties of said Board shall be 
vested in and performed by an officer to be called Com- 
missioner of Health, who shall have the management 
and control of all such matters and things now under 
the management and control of the said Board of 
Health. 

Sec. 2. The said Commissioner of Health shall be ap- 
pointed by the Mavor of the city, by and with the ad- 
vice and consent of the Common Council, and shall 
receive a salary not exceeding $1,500 per annum, and 
shall hold his office -until his successor is appointed and 
qualified. 

Sec. 3. Said Commissioner of Health shall have power 
to employ an assistant at a salary not exceeding |l,200 
per annum; a secretary, at a salary not exceeding 
.'$1,200 per annum, a,nd an assistant at a salary not ex- 
ceeding $1,000 per annum; and two meat inspectors 
and thirteen sanitary policemen, at a salary notaxceed- 
ing $60 per month, who shall have full police powers 
and perform all the duties of sanitary policemen as are 
now provided by the laws and ordinances of the city, 
and such other duties as the said Commissioner of 
Health may require and determine. Said Commis- 
sioner of Health shall also have charge of the City 
Hospital, and have power to employ such assistants and 
nurses as may be necessary in and about the same. 

Sec. 4. The office of Sanitary Superintendent is here- 
by abolished. 

Sec. 5. This ordinance shall be in force from and after 
its 



ADJOUENMBNT. 

Aid. Baumgarten moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed, and the Council stood ad- 
journed, 

CASPAE BUTZ, 

OUy Clerk. 



/ 



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CITY COUNCIL 



REGULAR MEETING. 



T-cLiy 2-S:tiL, isrrs. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

FYesent — Aid. Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Eosenberg, 
Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Culler- 
ton, Kerber, Tarnow, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, Van 
Osdel, Smith, White, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, 
Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, 
Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, 
Kirk, and his Hoaor, the Mayor. 

Absent — Aid. Thompson and Aldrich. 

His Honor the Mayor presented the following in- 
augural address : 

To tlie Honorable /Jommon Council of the Gity of Chicago : 
The financial condition of the city of Chicago, in all 
its details and aspects, has been so thoroughly investi- 
gated and discussed, both by this Council, the public 
and the press of the city, that I consider it unnecessary 
to again enter into these details with you ; but, in as- 
suming the position of Mayor of the city, it may not be 
improper that I should address to you in a general way 
a few words in relation to the matters which so deeply 
conceru the welfare of this community. I know well 
the great interest that is felt by all classes in our mu- 
nicipal affairs, and that they are looking forward with 
hope to a speedy adjustment of all the complications 
which have arisen from our present financial embar- 
rassment. I know well, also, that the trusts imposed 
upon me and upon you to execute are very complicated 
and diflScult, and I enter upon the discharge of my 
duties with great difiBdence, but with the single aim and 
purpose of devoting myself to the direct duties of the 
• oflBce, and I shall in that capacity know no party, na- 
tionality or class. In the short time I shall occupy 
this position it will be my earnest endeavor to act im- 
partially, and, with your aid and assistance, to do what 
I can to restore this city to a sound financial condition, 
and to that end I ask the aid and assistance of all men 
who have the welfare of this city at heart to come for- 
ward and contribute their influence and their means 
toward maintaining the public credit and upholding 
the honor of this city. 

I will not therefore recite to you in detail the assets 
and liabilities of the City, or their condition and na- 
ture, as I am well aware in the few months you have 
constituted this body yoii have become familiar there- 
with, as shown by the report of your Finance Commit- 
tee submitted to you on the 3d of this month, and 
_ which has in different ways been advertised and 
' brought to the knowledge of the people. Your subse- 
quent acts also indicate to me that you have not 



studied our condition in vain, and that you are enter 
ing the road which will lead us in time out of our 
difficulties — the road of retrenchment and ecoaomy. 
Aside from our embarrassments, due entirely to local 
causes, and which necessitate the most rigid economy 
in the administration of our affairs, you must recognize 
that times are hard the world over; commerce lan- 
guishes, industry is prostrated, trade has fallen off, 
values have shrunk, real estate has declined, failures 
are constantly taking place, and thousands of men are 
out of employment. The taxes upon our real estate have 
become very onerous, and in some instances, especially so 
where the property is unproductive, though improved, 
the tax-payer finds it difficult and often impossible to 
pay them. But while the City and the people, both 
from local and general causes, are thus depressed and 
embarrassed, you must recognize that other cities are 
not wholly free from the ills which affect us— that 
Chicago does not know such a word &sfail, and that no 
honest, intelligent, or public-spirited citizen will per- 
mit the repudiation of one jot or tittle of our obliga- 
tions, or the withdrawal of that protection to life and 
property which this City is bound to furnish her 
people. 

We must, in any event, and under all circumstances, 
supply the necessary wants of this community ; our 
people must be protected, and the personal safety, and 
the peaceful calling and employment of every citizen 
secured. I see no good ground, even after looking at 
the situation from its darkest standpoint, for the de- 
spondent feeling which has become fashionable of late 
with some of our people. 

We have rebuilt in five years a marvelous city out of 
the ashes and broken fortunes of the old : for years we 
have been cariying on the most gigantic system of pub- 
lic improvements, and have rivaled in a short time the 
works of our oldest cities. 

Our unbroken march of material prosperity in the 
past has naturally produced a degree of recklessness and 
of extravagance which, with several large defalcations 
and the loss or delay in the collection of our public 
revenues by the failure on the part of our citizens to 
pay their taxes, and the seeming inability of our Leg- 
islature to make wise or legal enactments, all have 
contributed to our present condition. With our past 
experience, and with a people alive to the great neces- 
sity of watching and protecting the property and rights 
of citizens ; with a better knowledge of our condition, 
and the absolute necessity to extend to our government 
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need look forward to a repetition of the chief causes of 
our present troubles. Can we not, then, overcome all 
our difficulties ? 

I certainly think that we can, if we are true to our 
trust and the people of this city are true to themselves, 
and will supplement their words with their acts. In 
the first place appreciating the times and our condition, 
our retrenchment must be thorough, searching and 
comprehensive, and we must convince the world that it 
is so. You must not skim over the surface of things ; 
you must dig down below the roots, and,if necessary, in- 
stead of pruning, pluck out both root and branch. All 
public improvements, except when imperatively de- 
manded and required, should be stopped. You should 
not only investigate the expenses of each department of 
the city and ascertain if they can be reduced, but you 
should investigate and decide whether the depart- 
ment itself could not with advantage be modi- 
iied, consolidated or abolished. In my opinion, if we 
gain the confidence of the public by the thoroughness 
and intelligence of our official conduct, our ultimate 
success is a question of a very short time, for the pub- 
lic will not see the plighted faith of this city forfeited, 
and capital will again stand ready to invest in our 
securities. 

I also call your very careful attention to the subject 
of taxation and the laws for the collection of the public 
revenue. In the absence of fraud, successful tax- 
fighting should be simply impossible, and even now, 
though collecting our revenues under the general laws 
of the State, we have no reason to be satisfied with a 
system which ^ilables the tax-fighter to at least delay 
payment from one to two years after judgment. 
While this is a subject beyond your powejr to control 
directly, it is to the safe and speedy collection of our 
revenues that we must ultimately rely, and your care- 
ful consideration of the subject is asked that you may, 
at the proper time and through the proper channels, 
suggest a more simple, safe, just and uniform revenue 
system in its operation. 

I would also suggest that it might be profitable for 
you to inquire into the advisibility of disposing of all 
or a portion of the unnecessary and unproductive real 
estate of the city, and including the block of ground 
known as the Lake Front, and situated between Mon- 
roe and Eandolph 'streets, but reserving to the city, for 
obvious reasons, the water privileges or riparian rights. 
You have ample authority conferred upon you by the 
General Assembly, under our charter, to regulate and 
control almost every subject which can in any 
manner afi"ect the public interests, and I should not 
attempt to instruct so experienced a body of men as 
compose this Council in regard to their duties, but I trust 
the entirefield of our municipal expenditures, including 
the departments of Health, Public Works, Water, 
Police, the lighting of the streets and public buildings, 
and all incidental expenses, and the efficiency of the 
public service, will be closely scrutinized by you, with 
a view of putting the city on a footing in keeping with 
our condition and our revenues ; and .to this end you 
should use all possible dispatch in reducing our ex- 
penses, as you are aware under your ordinance only 75 
per cent, of the tax levy of 1876 can be drawn upon to 
meet the expenses of the fiscal year. 

One of the most important questions for our consid- 
eration is whether the uncollected taxes for the years 
187.3 and 1874, amounting to about 11,800,000 can be 
collected. The Supreme Court has recently decided, 
as you are aware, in one of the tax appeal cases, that 
the tax act under which the city has been attempting 
to assess and collect its taxes is unconstitutional, on 
the ground that, in the opinion of the court, it is a lo- 
cal special law. A petition for the re-hearing of the 
cause has been prepared, and it is confidently expected 
that a re-hearing will be granted. But even upon the 
hypothesis that the court will not grant a re-hearing, 
but will adhere to its opinion, the Law Department, 
after serious consideration of the matter, are of opinion 
that the taxes can bo collected, The reasons on which 
the Law Department base their opinion are briefly as 
follows : The Supreme Court has decided that under 
the general revenue law of the State which went into 
effect July 1, 1872, any city in the State could have 
coitifiejl to the county clerk the amount which it re- 
qiiired to be raised by taxation for any year, and that 
upon such certificate Ixiing filed with the chuk it would 
have been his duty to extend the amount certified 
against the assessed value for State and county pur- 



poses, as assessed and equalized by the State Board of 
Equalization ; and that the taxes could have been col- " 
lected in the same manner, and by the same officers, as 
provided in the general revenue law in relation to 
State and county taxes. Valid assessments for State 
and county taxes were made and equalized in the years 
1873 and 1874, and the assessment books have been 
preserved as required by law. The amounts which 
the city required to be raised by taxation for the years 
1873 and 1874 have been legally ascertained by the ap- 
propriation and levy ordinances for these years respec- 
tively. There are other cities in the State which, like 
the city of .Chicago, have attempted and failed to col- 
lect their taxes under the city tax act. 

In the opinion of the Law Department there is no 
constitutional limitation in the power of the Legisla- 
ture to provide by laAy that all such cities may certify 
the amounts which they respectively required to be 
raised by taxation for the years 1873 and 1874 to the 
County Clerk, and that it shall be his duty, upon such 
certificates being made, to estimate the tax due from 
each parcel of land orfl^erson by extending the amounts 
as certified against the assessed and equalized value 
of property for the year, for which the amount of 
taxes is certified, and carry the taxes so ascertained 
forward in the collector's books as uncollected taxes. 
It is true that many persons have paid their taxes for 
the years 1873 and 1874, but if the law under and by 
virtue of which the taxes were ascertained was, as the 
Supreme Court has decided, unconstitutional, then such 
payments were, in contemplation of law, merely volun- 
tary. But, notwithstanding this, parties having so 
paid would equitably be entitled to a credit on account 
of the taxes of those years to the amount paid by them, 
and the law should so provide. Thus it would obviate 
any objection on the ground of want of uniformity. If 
it should appear, upon the taxes being extended as in- 
dicated, that the tax against any person should be less 
or no more than the amount paid, then no tax would 
be collected of such person. The taxes of the years 
1873 and 1874 became by the laws of the State a lien 
upon realty on the first day of May in those years, and 
the Supreme Court has frequently decided that after 
taxes became a lien they so remain until paid ; that 
they become a lien not by virtue of the assessment and 
levy, but by virtue of the statute, and that the 'assess- 
ment and levy are only means of ascertaining the 
amount, the payment of which will discharge the lien. 

If, then, these taxes can be collected ultimately, 
and I certainly believe they can, we have even now 
assets on which we will in time realize in excess of our 
liabilities ; but in the meantime our relief must come 
first from ourselves by placing our expenses behind our 
available income, and in your endeavors to accomplish 
this by wise and well-considered legislation you may 
rely, gentlemen, on my constant and cordial co-opera- 
tion. 

M. HEATH, Mayor. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the message of his Honor the 
Mayor be published and referred to the various com- 
mittees of the City Council. 

The motion prevailed. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. McAuley moved that the minutes of the. regular 
meeting held on the 17th of July, and adjourned meet- 
ings held the 18th and 19th of July, 1876, be approved 
without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the following communication, 
from His Honor the Mayor : 

Mayor's Office, 

Chicago, July 24, 1876, 
Hon. City Council of Chicago : 

GENTLEMEN :— In accordance with the provisions of 
an Ordinance passed by your Honorable body, July 19, 
1876, abolishing the Board of H ealth, and providing 
for the appointment instead thereof oJa Commissioner 
of Health, by virtue of the power and authority con- 
feri^d upon me by law, I hereby appoitit Dr. Brock 
McVickar as such Commissioner of Health of the City 
of Chicago, and respectfully ask the concurrence of 
your Honorable body in such appointment. 

Rcspe<-tfully, M. HEATH, Mayor. 

Aid. White moved to confirm the appointment of Dr. 
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The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 
Yeas — Aldermen Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Ro- 
senberg, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, 
Cullerton, Kerber, Tarnow, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, 
Van Osdel, White, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, 
Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Wal- 
do, Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 32. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

the following communication : 

Mayor's Office, July 24, 1876. 
To the Honorable, the Common Council of the City of Chi- 
cago : 

I return to you herewith, without my approval, an 
ordinance passed by j'our honorable body on the 18th 
inst., which provides that only one-half of the public 
street lamps shall, after the date of its passage, be 
lighted, and providing that the Board of Public Works 
and the Superintendent of Police shall attend to the exe- 
cution of the order, for the following reasons, to wit : 
First, and chiefly, because I am advised by the Corpo- 
ration Counsel, whose opinion I herewith submit, that 
said ordinance is in violation of the provision of the 
contracts at present existing between- the city and the 
gas companies, and which provide expressly that the. 
gas companies shall lay down their mains wherever 
required, and connect with all lampposts which maj* 
from time to time be erected, and that the city will 
take and use gas in all the street lamps. I am advised 
that these obligations are mutual, and until these con- 
tracts are abrogated they should be observed. Second, 
The manner of reducing the consumption of gas con- 
templated by the ordinance does not bear equally and 
■uniformly upon the people alike who have to pay their 
taxes for lighting the streets, for while one portion of 
the street may un.der this ordinance have their lights 
turned off and enveloped in darkness, another portion 
is left in the full enjoyment of this luxury. All gas 
posts are erected by special assessments levied upon the 
property deemed benefited, and when the money to 
erect these posts has been collected, and the posts 
erected at the expense of the property holder, he may 
well object if he is deprived of the use Of it, while 
Others similarly situated are left unmolested. I have 
no doiibt you can enact an ordinance under which the 
cost of lighting our streets can be very materially re- 
duced without bearing unequally upon any one, and 
Avithout rendering us liable to damages under those 
gas contracts. One mode of accomplishing this object 
would be the substitution of smaller gas burners and 
lessening the hours, according to some approved plan, 
during which they are lighted. I should be pleased to 
approve of any ordinance which would' accomplish it 
in this or any other legal manner, 

. M. HEATH, 3Iayor. 
The following is the opinion of the Corporation 
Counsel referred to above : 

Chicago, July 22, 1876. 
To the Hon. Monroe Heath, Mayor of Chicago : 

In accordance with your request, I have examined 
the contracts which this City have entered into with 
the (Jas Companies for the purpose of ascertaining what 
said contracts do provide for in regard to taking and 
using gas in the street lamps and public buildings, 
and I herewith present you the result of my investiga- 
tion, as follows; 

1. I find that the fii-st contract ever executed by the 
City, with a gafl company, was with the Chicago Gas 
Light and Coke Company, and bears date the 13th May, 
1859, in which and by which contract the City agreed 
to "take and use the gas of the company for all the 
public street lamps and for all its public buildings and 
oflfices (where gas is required) along the line of the gas 
mains of said company, and pay the said company for 
the same the sum of two dollars per thousand cubic 
feet," and was to continue for a period often years. 

2. That this contract expired, and on the 2d day of 
June, 1869, a second contract was made and entered 
into with the same company, under and by virtue of an 

- order passed by the Common Council on the 31st day of 
May, A. D. 1869, in and by which it was " ordered that 
the Mayor and Comptroller be, and they are hereby au- 
thorized and directed, to make and execute a contract 
on behalf of the City of Chicago, with the Chicago 
Gras Light and Coke Company, to furnish all the street 
lamps and all the public oflBces and buildings belonging 
to said City where gas is required, along the lines of 
the gas mains o^ the said company in the North and 



South Divisions of said City, with illuminating gas for 
the term of ten years, from the 13th day of May, 1869, 
&c., at S2.75 per 1,000 cubic feet. This was the order 
and authority, but the price named and finally fixed 
was at $2.50 per 1,000 cubic feet, and the gas company 
" covenants and agrees to furnish said City the illumi- 
nating gas required for burning all the street lamps 
and all the public offices and other buildings belonging 
to said City along the lines of the gas mains of the said 
company in the North and South Divisions of the city." 

And the city agree to take and use the illuminating 
gas of the said company for all the public street lamps 
and for all its public buildings and offices, in which 
buildings and offices gas is or may be required." 

■ 3. The third contract is one made and entered into 
on the 6th day of October, 1869, by and between the 
city and the People's Gas Light and Coke Company, 
" for furnishing gas to the city for its street lamps, pub- 
lic buildings, and offices in the West Division of the 
city, for the term of ten years dating from April 1, 
1869," and the price fixed is $3 per 1,000 cubic feet. In 
this contract the language is almost verbatim with that 
used in the contract with the Chicago Gas Light and 
Coke Company, and the company covenants and agrees 
to furnish the said city of Chicago the illuminating gas 
required for burning in all the street lamps and all the 
public ;offices and other buildings belonging to said 
city along the gas mains of the said company in the 
West Division of the said city for the sum of $3 per 
1,000 cubic feet and the government tax," etc. 

And the said city on its part agreed^' td take and use 
the illuminating gas of the said company for all of the 
public street lamps and for all its public buildings and 
offices (in which buildings and offices gas is or may be 
required), along the lines of the gas mains in the West 
Division of said city. 

I do not at this time stop to enter into a discussion of 
the general question as to the power of a municipal 
corporation to bind itself "by contract with a private 
corporation for a fixed period of time, so as to prevent 
it from dealing with the subject. 

The courts of this country have held explicitly that 
every person or private corporation who contracts with 
a municipal corporation contracts with it with full no- 
tice that its powers are limited, subject to the will of 
the Legislature, and, as has been held in a recent case 
in New York relating to this matter, if a municipal 
corporation can contract for ten years, it can contract 
for a hundred years, and thereby foreclose all dWing 
by posterity with the subject. I do not now decide 
whether this can be done or whether it cannot be done. 

All I intend to say at this time is that up to this 
time these contracts have been treated as perfectly 
valid, and I am of the opinion that the true construc- 
tion of these contracts is that it is the duty of the gas 
companies to furnish all the gas for all the street lamps 
ordered to be erected and put up, and that it is the 
duty of the gas companies to extend their mains, when- 
ever (within the territory in which they operate) the 
city may order them, and that when they have done 
this the city has and does determine that gas is re- 
quired there, and when the gas companies have in good 
faith put down their mains and connected the gas 
posts with them, that it is the duty and obligation of 
the city to "take and use" the gas thus tendered 
them, and that they have no right to say that they 
will not take it in one-half of the street lamps, because 
if they have got that right, then they can refuse to 
take it altogether. 

It is perfectly within the province of the Common 
Council to say what quantity of gas they want burned 
in any or all of their street lamps, or in the public 
buildings, and can determine the size of the burners 
which shall be used to accomplish this purpose, and 
can also determine the hours of lighting and extin- 
guishing the same, because that is expressly provided 
for in the contracts. 

To provide for the lighting of the streets of a city 
with gas is clearly one of the corporate powers conferred 
upon it, and whether that power can be so fettered by 
» contract by one Council as to prevent a subsequent 
Council from exercising its power in regard to it, is the 
master question which may have to be decided ; but 
jurists of the very highest standing have held that if 
one of the corporate powers of a city government can 
be placed beyond the control of the governing body, all 
can be ; and that, if so, it might in the course of time 
find itself, as regards many matters, without any powers 



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at all. The question is one not alone involving the 
laws of contracts, but the delegation of powers intrusted 
to the city government by the State, and when fully 
understood involves the right to exercise governmental 
powers, and belongs to that class of questions approach- 
ing the higher law of local sovereignty. But as this does 
not at the present time come within the scope of your 
inquiry, I shall not enter upon it, but distinctly say to 
you that this city does have certain inherent rights that 
it fcannot be divested of by the action of the Common 
Council, so as to deprive another and succeeding Coun- 
cil from dealing with the subject. 

Elliott Anthony, 

Corporation Counsel. 

Aid. CuUerton moved to reconsider the vote by which 
the ord^r vetoed by his Honor the Mayor was passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Feas— Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aid- 
rich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, 
Lodding, CuUerton, Kerber, Tarnow, O'Brien, Lawler, 
Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, White, Briggs, Throop, 
McCrea, Eawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, 
Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk— 33. 

Nays. — None. 

Aid. Sommer moved that the order be recommitted 
to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The following^pommunication : 

Mayor's Office, 
City of Chicago, July fiU, 1876. 
Honorable City Council of the City of Chicago : 

Gentlemen :— In accordance with law, I hereby re- 
port to your Honorable body the names of persons im- 
prisoned for violation of city ordinances, who have been 
released by me during the week ending July 22, 1876, 
together with the cause of such release : 
Names of prisoners. Bemarlcs. 

f Boy 12 years of age. Released on 
J recommendation of prosecuting 
j witness and on petition of his moth- 
[ er, whom he helped to support. 
M. HEATH, Mayor. 



John Ryan, 



Aid. Whit% moved that the communication of his 
Honor the Mayor be placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented a communication from the 
Directors of the Public Library concerning the non- 
payment of the insurance premiums on the property of 
the Library, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



A communication from J. A. Farwell, City Comptrol- 
ler, covering the Quarterly Statement of the Board of 
Inspectors of the House of Cori-ection for the months 
of April, May and June, 1876, which was placed on 
file. 

ALSO, 

An Order providing for the payment of rebates on 
saloon licenses. 

Aid. Sommer moved that the order be passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

rea«— Ballard, Rosenberg, Gilbert, Sheridan, Sommer, 
Lodding, CuUerton, Kerber, Tarnow, O'Brien, Lawler, 
Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, White, Briggs, Throop, 
McCrea, Eawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Mur- 
phy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 31. 

Nays — Pearsons, McAuley, Stewart — 3. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That all persons who took out saloon licen- 
ses on or after October 1, 1875, and before January 1, 
1876, be allowed the sum of Twelve Dollars and Fifty 
Cents ($12.50) ; to all who took out saloon licenses after 
January 1, 1876, and before April 1, 1876, be allowed 
Twenty -five Dollars ($25) ; and to all who took out 
saloon licenses after April 1, 1876, and before July 1, 
1 876, be allowed Thirty -seven Dollars and Fifty Cents 
($37.50), to apply on their licenses ending July 1, 1877. 
Provided, That they make affidavit that they have not 
sold liquor without license more than three days pre- 
ceding the date of the license expiring July 1, 1876. 

The School Agent submitted a statement of property 
belonging to School Fund, which, on motion of Aid 
CuUerton, was laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 



LIST OF REAL ESTATE BELONGING TO THE SCHOOL FUND. 



LESSEE. 


DESCRIPTION. 


Sub- 
Lot. 


Lot. 


Bl'k. 


Date of Lease 


Expiration 
of Lease. 


Board of Education 


Bronson's Addition : 
South 264 feet of. 




207 

7 &10 

9 

9 
9 

6 


2 

50 

50 
50 
55 
58 


Apr. 
Apr. 
Apr. 
May 

May 

Aug. 
May 

Nov. 
June 
May 

Nov. 
May 

May 


23, 1866 
1, 1852 

\l ^^^? 

8, 1855 
" 1876 

«, 1855 

<i' <( 
8, " 
" 1857 
" 1855 

5, " 

8, " 

" 1857 
" 1855 
" 1857 
8, 1855 

8, 1855 




Albert B. Harris 


Fractional Sec. 15 Addition : 


3 & 4 


May 8, 1880 
May 8,1880 


0. A. Crary 


Original Town : 
East 66 feet of 


Haas & Powell 


60 feet west and adjoining east 66 feet 
of 






May 8,1880 


Haas & Powell 


West 24 feet of....' 




Elisha S. Wadsworth 






<l u « 


James Walsh 






" « 1895 


Board of Education 


School Section Addition : 
Northeast ^ of. „ 


Board of Education 


Southeast }^ of 


*' 






Philip A. Hoyne 






1 

2 

3 

4 

5 

6 

7 

8 

9 

10 

11 

12 

13 

14 

15 

16 

17 

18 

21 

22 


May 8,1880 


Mary C. Baldwin 






David Cole 







C( tl « 


Charles C.Merrick 






cc u « 


Ellen Milson 






It H (1 


James Lusk 






(. « ii 


Ira S. Reed 






l( <( « 






* 


U <4 (I 


Michael A. Hoyne 






U U « 


Magdalina A. Schiler 






(( <; (1 


Herman Stiefel 


' 




« « u 


A. W. Waters 


. 




(, „ n 


A. J. Neuberger & Bro 


, 




« (t « 


John W. Berlin 






« <I u 


Elias Goldstein 






11 « « 


William E. Chamberlain 






U U i( 


John C. W Bailey- 






U (1 (( 


Absolam Viggers 






« u u 








May 8,1880 


Board of Education 








July 24,1 



117 



11876. 



DESCRIPTION. 



Board of Education 

P. & K. Cash & J. O'Malley, Jr. [East 



P. & K. Cash & J. O'Malley, Jr. 
Frederick Weigle 
Loomis & Davis- 



West y. 



North 126 10-100 feet of N. M of— 
East 150 feet of south 1214 feet of north 



West 300 feet of south 12}4 feet of 
north \4 of. 



Henrj- "Will & Conrad Uebels. 
Thonias E. Miller and Edgar 

M. Doolittle 

Lorenzo Hinkston 

Thomas Mackin 

Thomas Mackin 



Part of., 



Part of 

North 34 of. 
South >^of.. 
North }4of. 
South K of 



Thomas Mackin 

Board of Police.: 

Board of Police '. 

Board of Police 

Malcom M. Jameson 

Malcom M. Jameson 

JBoard of Police 

Leonard Grover and Josiah S, 
Wolfe 



Jos. E. Otis and Geo. L. Otis..., 

Wilhelmina Schwarz 

Thomas Mackin 

Thomas Mackin 

Thomas Mackin 

Thomas Mackin 

Thomas Mackin 

E.. C. Eounsavell 

Hosalie Cavanna 

James H. McVicker 

James H. McVicker 

James H. McVicker 

Chicago Tribune Co 

Chicago Tribune Co 

Chicago Tribune Co 

Thomas Mackin 

Samuel Gregston 

Thomas Mackin 

Francis B. Peabody 

Francis B. Peabody 

Charles L. Wilson 

Charles L. Wilson 

Fred. M. Kantzler 

Fred. M. Kantzler .... 

Fred. M. Kantzler 

Fred. M. Kantzler 

Fred. M. Kantzler 

Henry Brink worth 

Henry Brinkworth 

George Boomer 

A^dolph H. Uphof 

Thomas G. Otis 

George B. Jenkinson 

Thomas G. Otis 

Lucius B. Otis 

Lucius B. Otis 

Lucius B. Otis 

Lucius B. Otis 



Sub- 
Lot. 



West 50 feet of south 192 feet of lot 5, 
and the east 69 feet of south 190^^ 

feet of...'. 

ist 34 of and W. % of. 



North % of. 

v"l^ <f °n one lease 

North 3^ of J 

South ]4 of one lease.. 



North 16 feet of.. 
South 8 feet of ... 



Justice Weber 



Wm. Wisaud ... 

C. Warning 

John Simonds.. 



East 
East 



David Jennings 

Under contract fer sale. 



"William Lachele. 



>4 o 
\4 of 



of southwest ] 

of northeast 34 

southeast 34 

northwest ]a 



West }4 of northwest 
West 14 of southwest 



iot. 
of.... 
of.... 
of.... 
^of.. 
of.. 



of., 



Block 2 in north 

« 5 " " 

" 12 " " 

« 20 " " 

" 21 " " 

West }4 of northwest }4 of. 
Undivided 3^ of southwest ] 

East 3^ of southeast % of .-... 

Northeast % of southwest ]4 of. 



of.. 



Lot. 



Date of Lease 



Town 
36 
37 

37 
37 
37 
38 
40 
40 
40 
40 
40 
40 
37j 



Mav 8, 1855 
Apr. 1,1852 



May 



Oct. 1, 1875 



Nov. 12, 1875 
May 8,1855 



May 8,1855 



June 8, 1875 



Oct. 15, 
Apr. 1, 

May 29, 



Apr. 1,1850 



July 26, 
Apr. 1 

May 8, 
Apr. 1 



Aug. 8,18.59 
1850 
1866 



Apr. 
Jan. 



119 

142 

142 

142 

142 

142 

142 

142 

142 

142 

142 

142 

142 

142 

142 

142 

142 

142 

142 

142 

142 

142 

142 

142 

142 

142 

142 

142 

142 

142 

142 

142 

142 

142 

142 

142 

142 " 

142 May 

142 Apr. 

R'nge 

■12 Oct. 

12 

13 July 5 
13 Jan. 30 
13 May 8 
13 



1874 
1850 



1865 
,1850 

,1855 
, 1850 



Expiration 
of Lease. 



Sept. 1,1881 
May 8,1880 



May 8,1880 
May 8,1895 



Oct. 15, 1877 
May 8,1880 



May 12, 1876 

May 12, 1876 
1850 



1895 



May 8,1895 
" 1880 



Apr. 1, 

May 8, 
Aug. 31 



1855 
1864 



Apr. 1,1850 



1855 
1850 



8, 1870 



1876 
1867 



13 

13 

13 

13 

13 

13 Oct. 1, 

14 

14 

14 Feb. 7, 



Nov. 8, 1890 



May 1,1880 



1875 
1874 



Oct. 1, 1876 



Feb. 7,1879 



July 24,J 



118 



[1876. 



The General Superintendent of Police submitted a 
report of the operations of the Police Department for 
three months ending the 30th day of June ,1876, which 
was 

Referred to the committee on Police. 

The Board of Public M^orks submitted lists of the 
proposals receiyed for the land extension of the lake 
tunnel, and for the erection of the Fullerton avenue 
conduit, together with a list of the extras allowed, 
which on motion of Aid. CuUerton was 
Referred to a select committee of two Aldermen from 
each division of the city. 

The chair appointed as such committee Aid. Throop, 
Gilbert, Rosenberg, Beidler, Waldo and Boser. 



A report and ordinance annulling assessment for wall- 
ing and filling west 15th street, from Canal street to 
Jefferson street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Kerber, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage, and passed by 
yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley. Ballard, Rosenberg, Gil. 
bert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Kerber, 
Tarnow, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, 
White, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, 
Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Mesen, Waldo, Lenga- 
cher, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 33. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed. 
ORDINANCE, 
Annulling assessment for walling and filling west 15th 
street from Canal street to Jefferson street. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago. 

Section 1. That the assessment roll for curbing and 
filling west 15th street, from Canal street, to Jefferson 
street confirmed Nov. 17, 1875, warrant No. 2870, be 
and the same is hereby annulled. 

Sbc. 2. That the Comptroller be and he is hereby or- 
dered to refund all moneys paid on account of said war- 
rant 2870. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage. 

The Gas Inspector submitted a report relative to the 
power of different gas burners, which was 
Referred to Committe on Gas Lights. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND 
ORDINANCES. 

Communication from the Consumers' Gas Light and 
Coke Company, asking immediate action on an ordi- 
nance concerning said Company, was 

Referred to Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Sommer moved that the committee be instructed 
to report on the ordinance at the next regular meeting 
of the Council. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows: 

Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, CuUerton, 
Kerber, Tarnow, O'Brien, Lawler, Bfidler, Van Osdel, 
Smith, White, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, 
Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, 
Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, 
Boser, Kirk— 34. 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Gilbert moved that when the Council adjourns 
it be until Tuesday, July 25, at 7.30 p.m. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Rawleigh presented a communication from 0. 
C. Chase relative to a smoke burner, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Communication from James Jenks relative to patent 
smoke burner, was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Aid. Sommer presented a resolution allowing proper- 
ty owners on Archer avenue to erect wooden lamp 
posts, &c., which was 

Referred to Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Lodding presented the petition of Henry Meyer 
and others for sewer on 18th place, between Morgan 
and Fisk streets, wliich was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 



Aid. Lodding presented the petition of Jacob Bhrman 
and others for water on West 22nd street, between 
Hoyne and Leavitt streets, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Smith presented an order directing the City At- 
torney to present an ordinance abolishing the oflice of 
Building Inspector, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Public Buildings. 

Petition of Peter Downey, City Scavenger, for com- 
pensation for work done for the city, was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Murphy presented an order relative to paving 
Townsend street, from Oak street to Division street, by 
private contract, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
N. D. 

Aid. Lawler presented a resolution directing the pay- 
ment of persons discharged from city service out of the 
first money received into the City Treasury, which was 

Referred to the pommittee on Finance. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom was referred a 
resolution directing the Committee to report the proper 
mode of procedure for the collection of the delinquent 
taxes of 1873 and 1874, submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Gilbert and Sweeney requested that the report 
be laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Honorable the Mayor and City Council of the City 

of Chicago : 

Gentlemen : Your Committee, to whom was referred 
the resolution offered by Aid. Stewart at the adjourned 
meeting of the City Council held on the 18th day of 
July, 1876, respectfully submit the following report. 
The resolution is as follows : 

Besolved, That the Finance Committee be and are 
hereby requested to consider and report to the next 
regular meeting the proper mode of procedure for the 
collection of the delinquent taxes of 1873 and 1874. 

The city taxes for these years were levied and their 
collection attempted under the provisions of Bill 300. 
The Supreme Court of the State having decided, in the 
case of The People ex rel. H. B. Miller vs. Cooper et al., 
that said Bill 300 is unconstitutional, your committee, 
in considering the pi'oper mode of procedure for the 
collection of the delinquent taxes of 1873 and 1874, 
have deemed it their duty to consider, and have, there- 
fore, considered but one question, viz. : Has the Legis- 
lature made any provision whereby, under the exist- 
ing state of facts, these delinquent taxes can be col- 
lected ? 

Your committee, after a careful consideration of the 
matter, have come to the conclusion that such pro- 
vision has been made by the Legislature, The reasons 
for arriving at such conclusion, together with the 
mode of procedure provided by the Legis'ature, are 
herewith submitted. 

The special provisions of the constitution relating to 
the levying and collection of taxes by municipal cor- 
porations for municipal purposes are contained in arti- 
cle 9, section 7, of the coijstitution, wherein, after pro- 
viding for special assessments' for local improvements, 
it is also provided that *' for all other corporate purposes 
all municipal corporations may be vested with author- 
ity to assess and collect taxes, but such taxes shall be 
uniform in respect to persons and property within the 
jurisdiction of the body imposing the same." 

The General Assembly have enacted that "all taxes 
levied or assessed by any city or village, except special 
assessments for local improvements, shal 1 be uniform 
upon all taxable property and persons within the limits 
of the city, and no property shall be exempt therefrom, 
other than such property as may be exempt from taxa- 
tion under the constitution and general laws of the 
State." (Rev. Stat. 1874, chap. 24, sec. 115.) 

The primary object of these provisions of the consti- 
tution and of the acts of the General Assembly is mani- 
festly to secure this equitable result — that every 
person and every piece of property within the corporate 
limits of a city shall bear his or its just proportion of 
the expense requisite to the administration of the city 
government. 



July 24,j 



119 



[1876. 



Sucb a result cannot be attained, and our revenue 
laws are materially defective, imless some provision has 
been made wherebj', in case of defmilt in the payment 
of a just proportion for one year, by any individual, or 
any piece of property, such default must be made good 
in some subsequent year. 

If, by escaping the payment for anyone year, through 
any means whatever, the individual or the property to 
be'relieved absoliitely from such payment, the primary 
object of the provisions of the constitution and of the 
acts of the General Assembly above recited is entirely 
defective. That errors should be sometimes committed 
by the otBccrs into whose hands are entrusted the exe- 
cution of the revenue law was to be expected. And 
that such errors might prevent the collection of all or a 
part of the taxes during the year for which they were 
levied was also to be expected. 

It is the opinion of your Committee this was antici- 
pated by the General Assembly, and our mode of pro- 
cedure has been pointed out by them, which being fol- 
lowed, the temporary evils occasioned by such errors 
can be corrected. and"^the primary object of the revenue 
law, that every person and every piece of property 
shall pay a just proportion of the expenses requisite 
to the administration of the city government can be 
secured. 

The provisions of the general law applying to the 
assessment and collection of city taxes are substan- 
tially as follows : . 

" The City Council may assess and collect taxes for 
corporate purposes in the following manner : ' The 
City Council shall ascertain the total amount of ap- 
propriations for all corporate purposes legally made, 
and to be collected from the tax levy of that iiscal 
year, and by ordinance levy and assess that amount 
so ascertained upon the real and personal property 
within the city subject to taxation as the same is as- 
sessed for State and county purposes for the current 
year. A certified copy of such ordinance shall be 
filed with the County Clerk, whose duty it shall be to 
ascertain the rate per cent, which will produce a net 
amount not less than the amount so directed to be 
levied and assessed; and it shall be the duty of the 
County Clerk to extend such tax in a separate column 
upon the books of the Collector of State and county 
taxes. 

" The tax so assessed shall be collected and enforced 
in the same manner and by the same ofiQcers as State 
and county taxes."— [Eev. Stat. 1874, Article 8, Sees. 
111-112.] 

Under the provisions of Bill 300, the City Council 
are reqnired also to levy by ordinance such sum or 
sums of money as may be necessary for the several 
purposes for which taxes are authorized to be levied, 
specifying the purpose for which the same are levied. 
[Kev. Stat. 1874, Sees. 257, 256.] This is substantially 
the same proceeding required by the general revenue 
law. 

The ordinance levying the city taxes for the years 
1873 and 1874 was passed by the City Council ; and 
had the further proceedings required by the general 
revenue law been complied with, it is fair to presume 
that the taxes for those years could have been collected. 
Instead, however, of proceeding under the general 
revenue law, further steps were taken under what the 
Supreme Court have decided was and is no law ; and 
all the steps taken after the passing of the ordinances 
were absolutely without lawful authority. 

But the general revenue law under which the city 
taxes, as well as the State and county taxes, must be 
collected provides that 

" If any real or personal property shall be omitted 
in the assessment of any year or number of years, or 
the tax thereon, for which such property was liable, 
from any cause has not been paid, or if any such prop- 
erty by reason of defective description or assessment 
thereof shall fail to pay taxes for any year or years, in 
either case the same, when discovered, shall be listed 
and assessed by the Assessor and placed on the assess- 
ment and tax books. The arrearages of tax which 
might have been assessed, with 10 per cent, interest 
thereon from the time the same ought to have been 
■ paid, shall be charged against such property by the 
County Clerk. It shap be the duty of County Clerks to 
add uncollected personal property tax to the tax of any 
subsequent year whenever they may find the person 
owing such uncollected tax assessed for any subsequent 
year. 



" If the tax or assessment on property liable to tax- 
ation is prevented from being collected for any year 
or years by reason of any erroneous proceeding or other 
causes, the amount of such tax or assessment which 
such property should have paid may be added to the 
tax on such property for any subsequent year in sep- 
arate columns, designating the year or years." [Revised 
Statutes, 1874, chapter 120, sections 276, 277.J 

Under the provisions of these sections of the law it 
seems clear that the city taxes for 1873 and 1874 can 
be collected, p .id that the proper mode of proce<iure 
is to go back to where the first error was committed 
and correct it by proceeding from the city ordinance 
levying the taxes for those years under the law instead 
of under no law. 

This course is practicable. The assessed valuation 
of all the property within the city for the years 1873 
and 1874, as the same was equalized for State and 
county purijose, can be ascertained from the books in 
the County Clerk's office, and the total amount of the 
city appropriations for each of said years as the same 
were ascertained by the City Council can be easily ar- 
rived at. The rate per cent, can be ascertained, and 
the amount of the tax for each of said years upon each 
piece of property. The preliminary steps required by 
the general revenue laws having been already taken, 
namely, the passage of the ordinance levying and 
assessing the amount of appropriations for all corpor- 
ate purposes upon the property within the city subject 
to taxation, for each of said years, the first thing now 
required by the mode of procedure above pointed out 
is that a certified copy of each of said ordinances be 
filed with the County Clerk. 

This being done, the remaining steps required will 
be taken in the County Clerk's oiBce, precisely as if no 
attempt had been made to collect these taxes at all. 
First the rate per cent, will be ascertained, which, upon 
the total valuation of all the property within the city, 
as the same was assessed for each of said years for 
State and county purposes, and equalized by the State 
Board of Equahzation, will produce a net amount not 
less than the amount of the appropriations for cor- 
porate purposes of each of said years. 

The tax books in the County Clerk's ofiice already 
show the assessed and equalized valuation of each piece 
of property within the city for each of said years, as 
the same was assessed and equalized for State and 
county purposes ; and the rate per cent, required hav- 
ing been ascertained, a computation will be made and 
the amount of tax for each piece of property for each 
of said years computed upon its valuation as so assessed 
for State and county purposes, leaving out of consider- 
ation entirely any valuation that may have been made 
by the City Assessor. 

The amount of city taxes for the years 1873 and 1874 , 
on each piece of property having been thus ascer 
taiued by the County Clerk (using as the elements 
of the computation the assessed and equalized valua- 
tion of each piece of property for State and county 
purposes, and the rate percent, ascertained in the man- 
ner above shown, with the addition of 10 per cent, from 
the time the same ought to have been paid,) will 
then be extended on the County Collector's books, 
together with the amount of taxes for 1876, the 
amounts for each year, however, being extejided 
separately — and extended against every piece of 
property, whether the taxes unlawfully assessed 
have been paid or not. No inequality, however, 
will result from having the taxes thus extended 
against property whereon the unlawfully assessed 
tax has been paid. The City Comptroller's books show 
the exact amount paid by each, and such amount can 
be credited, or the receipt or warrant of the Comp- 
troller can be given to each tax payer for the amount 
80 paid, and the same be received by the County Col- 
lector in payment of the taxes thus lawfully assessed. 
Even if it be found necessary for an act of the General 
Assembly to legalize such payment, and to authorize 
the County Collector to accept such receipts or war- 
rants in payment of such taxes, there will be ample 
time to secure such legislation before the time for judg- 
ment and sale for the taxes of 1876. An exception, how- 
ever, will have to be made in cases where the property 
itself has been transferred ; for section 278 of chapter 
120 provides that " No such charge for tax and interest 
for previous years, as provided for in the preceding 
section, shall be made against any property prior to the 
date of ownership of the person owning such property 



July 24, J 



120 



[1876. 



at the time the liability for such omitted tax was first 
ascertained : provided that the owner of property, if 
known, assessed under this and the preceding section, 
shall be notified by the Assessor or Clerk, as the case 
may require." 

By following this mode of procedure pointed out by 
the General Assembly, the delinquent taxes for 1873 
and 1874, as it seems to your Committee, can legally 
be collected, and the result will be equitable and just. 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 

S. H. McCRBA, 
JACOB ROSENBERG, 
J, B. BRIGGS, 
D. K. PEARSONS, 
Committee on Finance. 

RAILROADS. 

The Committee on Railroads,* to whom was referred 
an ordinance concerning the Chicago & Southern Rail- 
road Company, submitted a report recommending its 



Aid. Gilbert and Sweeney requested that the report 
be laid over and published. 

The following is the report: 
To the Aldermen of the City of Chicago in City Council 
■ assembled : 

Your Committee on Railroads, to whom was referred 
an ordinance, concerning the Chicago & Southern 
Railroad Company, having had the same under advise- 
ment, respectfully report : That we recommend the 
passage of the ordinance. 

J. W. STEWART, 
JACOB BOSER, 
FRANK JSTIESEN, 
A. G. THROOP, 
Committee on Railroads. 

The following is the ordinance : 
ORDINANCE. 
AN ORDINANCE concerning the Chicago & South- 
ern Railroad Company. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chico'go : 

Section 1. That permission and authority be and is 
hereby granted to the Chicago & Southern Railroad 
Company to lay down tracks in the center of Kodzie 
avenue from its intersection with Swift street northerly 
to the crossing of said avenue by the Chicago, Bur- 
lington & Quincy Railroad. Or if the said Chicago & 
Southern Railroad Company shall so elect, it may, with 
the consent of parties owning property fronting on 
Homan avenue, lay down tracks on said avenue from 
the crossing of said Chicago & Southern Railroad to the 
crossing of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad. 
But nothing in this ordinance shall be so construed as 
to permit said Chicago & Southern Railroad Company 
to lay tracks on both Kedzie avenue and Homan 
avenue. 

Sec. 2. Said Chicago & Southern Railroad Company 
may also lay down tracks on West Twenty-sixth street, 
from its intersection with Homan avenue, in an easter- 
ly direction, to the track of said compmy as at' present 
located in said street. 

Sec. 3. That all the rights and privileges hereby 
given are subject to the same terms nnd conditions as 
are contained in an ordinance concerning the Chicago 
& Southern Railroaid Company, passed by the Common 
Council of the City of Chicago, October 26th, A.D. 1874. 

Sec. 4. This ordinance shall take effect and be in 
force from and after its passage and due publication. 

JUDICIARY. 

The Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 
an ordinance prohibiting the letting of sail boats to 
minors, submitted a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Ballard moved to concur in the report and pass 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

rca«— Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, 
Kerber, Tarnow, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Briggs, 
Throop,McCrea, Bawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, 
Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsen))arth, 
Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 31. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
ORDINANCE. 
An Ordinance prohibiting the letting of Sail or Row 

Boats to Minors. 



Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago : 
Section 1. That no person within said city shall let 
to hire or loan or allow any minor to use any sail boat 
or row boat upon Lake Michigan, outside of the break- 
water, without the written consent of the parent or 
guardian of said minor, and any person violating the 
provisions of this ordinance shall, on conviction, be 
fined in a sum of not less than twenty-five dollars, nor 
more than one hundred dollars for each offense. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage and due publication. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Kirk presented an or- 
dinance concerning waste of water, etc., and moved its 



The motion prevailed, and the ordinance, was passed 
by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, 
Kerber, Tarnow, Lawler. Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, 
White, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, 
Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Leng- 
acher, Linsenbarth, Murphy. Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 33. 

Noys — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
ORDINANCE. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. No person shall use any water supplied 
through the water system of the city for the purpose 
of hose sprinkling, between the hours of 8 a. m. and 6 
p. m. in the day. 

Sec. 2. No person shall allow any such water to run 
to waste through hydrants or defective pipes ; provid- 
ed, however, that a reasonable time, not to exceed 
twenty -four hours, shall be allowed to parties having 
defective pipes to repair the same or cause the same to 
be repaired. • 

Sec. 3. No person shall use any water supplied 
through the water system of the City of Chicago 
except for such purposes as such person shall have 
obtained a permit for, or allow any servant, agent or 
boarder to use the same for any other purpose. 

Sec. 4. Any person violating the foregoing pro- 
visions, or either of them, or allowing any servant, 
employee or agent to violate the same, shall be fined in 
a sum not less than five nor more than twenty-five dol- 
lars for each and every offence. 

Sec. 5. All moneys received from such fines for the 
violations of the provisions of this ordinance shall be 
employed and used in the construction and repair of 
the fire hydrants, and shall be paid over to the Comp- 
troller each week for that purpose. 

Sec. 6. The Comptroller shall pay out such sums 
from the fund so raised and for the purposes hereinbe- 
fore mentioned upon vouchers to be audited by the 
Board of Public Works. 

Sec, 7. The fire hydrants herein provided for shaU, 
under the direction of the Board of Public Works, be 
erected in such portions of the city as they shall deem 
most exposed to and least protected against fire. 

Sec. 8. It shall be the duty of the police of the City 
of Chicago, and of all persons in the employ of the 
city having police power, to enforce the provisions of 
this ordinance, and to arrest all persons violating the 
same. 

Sec. 9. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage. 

JUDICIARY. 

The Committee on Judiciary to whom was referred 
an ordinance transferring the duties of City Marshal to 
the General Superintendent of Police, submitted a re- 
port, recommending its passage. 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report and pass 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

yeofl— Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, 
Kerber, Tarnow, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, 
White, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, 
Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Leng- 
acher, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk— 33. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the duties of the City Marshal as 
prescribed by existing ordinances, shall be discharged 
by the Superintendent of Police; and whenever in such 



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ordinances it is provided that the concurrence of the 
Cit3' Marshal shall be necessary to the performance of 
any act, the action of the Siiperinteiulent of Police 
shall be sufficient. 

Sec. 2. This act shall be in force and take effect from 
and after its passage. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred a resolu- 
tion to refund money paid for improvements of Prairie 
avenue from 31ststre.ct to 33d street submitted are- 
port recommending its adoption. 

Aid. Sh^idao nioved to concur in the report, and 
adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

re((.<— Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Summer, Lodding, Cullerton, Kerber, 
Tarnow, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, White, 
Briggs, Throop, McCr>>a, Bawleigh, Cleveland, Whee- 
ler," Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen. Waldo, Lengacher, 
Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk— 32. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the resolution : 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be and 
they are hereby -instructed to issiie vouchers for re- 
funding all sums paid on Warrant 2024 for curbing, 
grading and paving Prairie avenue from Thirty-first 
street to Thirty-third street, also for the cancellation of 
all sales and for all amounts appealed under said War- 
rant, so that there shall remain no lien upon the prop- 
erty assessed for said improvement. 



The same Committee, to Avhom was referred a petition 
of wholesale grocers for and remonstrance of whole- 
sale fish-dealers against abolishing the office of Fish 
Inspector, submitted a report recommending thav, the 
Law Department be instructed to prepare an ordinance 
abolishing such office. 

Aid. Ryan and Sweeney requested that the report be 
laid over and published. 

The following is the report: 
To the 3Iayor and City Council of the City of Chicago : 

Tour Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 
a petition for and a remonstrance against the abolition 
of the office of Fish Inspector, having had the same 
under consideration, respectfully report that it seems 
to be the desire of a very large majority of the persons 
engaged in the business referred to, to have the ofiice 
of Fish Inspector abolished, and inasmuch in the 
opinion of your committee no great public interests 
are subserved by the retention of the office, they re- 
commend that the Law Department be directed to pre- 
pare and submit to the Council the proper ordinance 
for the abolition of the office, to take effect as soon as 
the Charter will allow. 

Respectfully submitted. 

JNO. L. THOMPSON, 
.JAMBS H. GILBERT, 
A. H. WALDO. 
FRANK LAWLER, 

Committee on Judiciary. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred an ordi- 
nance reducing the pay of the police force, submitted a 
report without recommendation. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the report be laid over tem- 
porarily. 

The motion prevailed. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred an ordi- 
nance fixing amount of compensation to be allowed for 
labor of prisoners at the Bridewell, submitted a report, 
recommending its passage. 

Aid. Sheridan moved that the report be laid over 
temporarily, 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. McAuley moved that the reports on reduction of 
salaries be made the special order for Tuesday, July 
25th, at 8 o'clock, P. MT 

The motion prevailed. 

JUDICIARY. 
The Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 
bills of Ayer & Kales for legal services in the 



" Sanger case " submitted a report recommending that 
the bills be paid. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred the 
official bond of John D. Murphy as Boiler Inspector, 
submitted a report recommending that it be approved. 

Aid. Smitli moved to coneur in the report and ap- 
prove the bond. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred the 
official bond of Redmond Pi'indiville as Commissioner 
of the Board of Public Works, submitted a report 
recommending that it^e approved. 

Aid. Stewart moved lUat the report be placed on file. 

Aid. Sheridan moved as an amendment that the re- 
port be concurred in and the bond approved. 

Aid- Stewart demanded the yeas and nays, and the 
report was concurred in and the bond approved by the 
following vote : 

FetM— McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Gilbert, Sheri- 
dan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, Lawler, Van Osdel, 
Briggs, McCrea, Wheeler, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, 
Murphy, Sweeney, Boser — 19. 

Nays — Pearsons, Stewart, Kerber, Tarnow, SJmJBh, 
White, Throop, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Baumgairttiu, 
Linsenbarth, Kirk — 12. 

FIRE AND WATER. 

The Committee on Fire and Water, to whom was re- . 
ferred a resolution directing the Board of Public Works 
to use bituminous coal at the Water Works, submitted 
a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. White and Sweeney requested that the report 
be laid over and published . 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

City Counxiil assembled : 

Your Committee on Fire and Water, to whom was 
referred resolution directing the Board of Public 
Works to use bituminous coal at the water works, 
haying had the same under advisement, respectfully 
report the adoption of the resolution. 

JAMES A. KIRK, 
S. B. CLEVELAND, 
A. BALLARD, 
MARK SHERIDAN, 
Committee on Fire and Water. 

The following is the resolution : 

Resolved, That the Board of Pablic Works be and 
they are hereby directed to use bituminous coal in 
operating the steam engines and pumping works at the 
water works, as soon as the necessary changes for the 
same can be effected, provided that the proper arrange- 
ments can be made for consuming the smoke. 

SCHOOLS. 
The Committee on Schools, to whom was referred the 
nominations of Messrs. Bluthardt, Richberg, Olinger, 
Oleson and Wilce, as members of the Board of Educa- 
tion, submitted a repoi't recommending that they be 
not confirmed. 

Aids. Lengacher and Sommer requested that the 
report be laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
Citi^ Council assembled : 

Yfiur Committee on Schools, to whom was referred 
the nominations of T. J. Bluthardt, Ingwell Oleson, J. 
P. Oli-nger, J. C. Richberg and S. Wilce to be members 
of the Board of Education, by appointment by Mayor 
CoMn, having had the same under advisement, respect- 
fully report that the nominations be not concurred in. 
S. E. CLEVELAND, . 
J. B. BRIGGS, 
JOHN M. VAN OSDEL, 
J. W. STEWART, 
PRANK LINSENBARTH. 
Committee on Schools. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, SOUTH DIVISION. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D., to whom 
was recommitted an ordinance relative to the use of 
steam power on Clark street, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an accompanying ordinance. 



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Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays, as follows: 

Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, 
Kerber, Tarnow, Lawler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, 
Throop, McCrea, Cleveland, Wheeler, Baumgarten, 
Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Murphy, 
Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 29. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

Whereas, The Chicago, Bock Island & Pacific Rail- 
road Company has for many years, and is now main- 
taining and operating a track through South Clark 
street, in the city of Chicago, under power conveyed 
by an ordinance of the Common Council of said city, 
the removal of which is now dipired by said city ; and 

Whereas, The said The Chicago, Rock Island & Pa- 
cific Railroad Company has agreed to remove said 
track from said South Clark street to the west sixteen 
feet of said street, between points herein named, and 
to relinquish and abandon all right to maintain and 
operate a track lengthwise on said street, except as be- 
tween such points, in consideration of a grant and a 
reaflirmance of grants heretofore made and set out in 
the following ordinance : 

Therefore, in consideration of the premises, be it or- 
dain".} by the City Council of the City of Chicago : 

'Section 1. That the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific 
Railroad Company be and is hereby authorized and 
empowered to lay down, maintain and operate its 
main and side tracks, turnouts and switches upon, 
over and across Sixteenth, Seventeenth, Eighteenth, 
Nineteenth and Twentieth streets, Archer road and 
Twenty-first and Twenty-second streets, between Clark 
street and Arnold street ; and the right of the said The 
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad Company to 
maintain and operate a track on the west sixteen feet 
measuring from the property line of that portion of South 
Clark street lying between a point 900 feet south of 
the south line of Fourteenth street, to a point 650 feet 
south of the south line of Twelfth street, under the Or- 
dinance of May 26, 1861, is herel)y recognized and reaf- 
firmed, and there is hereby granted to the said The 
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company 
the right to lay down and operate one or more tracks 
in said space sixteen feet wide on the west side of South 
Clark street, also on or west of said sixteen feet, the 
necessary switches and turnouts in and from said 
tracks ; also, to lay down, operate, and maintain a sin- 
gle track across South Clark street between the two 
points above established with reference to Twelfth and 
Fourteenth streets, connecting its warehouse and depot 
on the east side of Clark street and south of Twelfth 
street, with the tracks above mentioned on said South 
Clark street and its tracks west thereof, and the right, 
power, and authority to construct, maintain and operate 
said tracks forever, subject, however, to such ordi- 
nances and regulations enacted and ordained by the 
proper authorities of the city of Chicago having uni- 
form application and operation upon all railways with- 
in the limits of said city. 

Sec. 2. That the said Chicago, Rock Island and Pa- 
cific Railroad Company shall remove its track and 
switches, except those on the said west sixteen feet, 
and except the single track crossing said South Clark 
street to the freight depot and warehouse of said com- 
pany, from said South Clark street north of the north 



line of Twenty.second street, within sixty days after 
this ordinance shall take efifect, and shall, within four 
months after the expiration of said sixty days, erect 
and forever maintain, a brick or stone wall ten feet in 
height, and not more than twenty inches thick, on the 
east and the north and the south line of said sixteen 
foot strip, leaving two open spaces, one for the cross- 
ing above mentioned and the other for the existing 
crossing to the warehouse of George A. Seaverns, 
said east line being the center line of said wall. 
Said Company shall also have the right to construct 
in said wall a gateway for the passage of teams, with 
gates swinging or sliding on the west of said wall. 

Sec. 3.- This ordinance shall have' th? force and 
effect of a contract between said city of Chicago and 
the said Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad Com- 
pany and its successors and assigns : Provided that, if 
said railroad company shall be subjected to any delay 
because of any legal proceedings instituted by any 
person or persons or corporation in complying with 
any of the terms or requirements of this ordinance, or 
in availing itself of any of the grants hereby made, the 
term of sixty days and the term of four months before 
mentioned shall be extended to the period of sixty 
days and of four months respectively from and after 
the final dismissal by order or decree of court or other- 
wise of such proceedings ; but it is also provided that 
said city shall have the right at its option, to employ at 
its own expense attorneys to aid said company in the 
defense of any such proceedings, and also at its option 
if any such delay shall continue for more than ninety 
days, to repeal this ordinance, and thereby to restore to 
said company all its rights under prior ordinances. 

Sec. 4. Said railroad company shall, within twenty 
days after its passage, duly signify its acceptance 
of this ordinance. 

Sec. 5. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage. 



The same Committee to whom was referred a report 
and ordinance for curbing, filling and paving sundry 
lots on Archer avenue, from Halsted street to south 
branch of Chicago rjver, submitted a report, recom- 
mending its passage. 

Aid. Sommer moved to concur in the report and pass 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Ferts. — McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Gilbert, Stewart, 
Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, Kerber, Tar- 
now, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Throop, 
Cleveland, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Linsenbarth, 
Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk. — 26. 

Nays. — None. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Smith presented an order 
directing the Comptroller to pay to Messrs. Sheridan, 
Reno and Klokke, money due them for services as 
Police Commissioners, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Sommer moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed, and the Council stood ad- 
journed, until Tuesday, July 25th, at 7.30 o'clock P. M. 
CASPAR BUTZ, 

OUy Clerk. 



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ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING. 



J-u.l3r SStla., IB'T'S, 



OFFICIAL KECORD. 

PreseM<— Aldermen Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, 
Rosenberg, GiUjert Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lod- 
ding, Cullerton, Kerber, Tarnow, O'Brien, Lawler, 
Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, White, Throop, McCrea, 
Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Eyan, Baumgarten, 
Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Murphy, 
Sweeney, Boser, Kirk, 

^6«eM<— Aldermen Thompson, Aldrich and Brlggs. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

' STREETS AND ALLEYS, NORTH DIVISION. 

The Ci^mmittee on Streets and Alleys, North Division, 
to whom was referred an order instructing the Board 
of Public Works to construct catch basins on corner of 
North Market and Schiller streets, submitted a report 
recommending its passage. 

Aid. Lengacher moved to concur in the repjrt and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered— That the Board of Public Works be and they 
are hereby ordered to erect catch basins at the intersec- 
tion of North Market and Schiller streets. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred a report 
and ordinance for curbing and paving Sedgwick street 
in front of sundrj' lota from North avenue to Lincoln 
avenue, submitted a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Lengacher moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Fe<M— Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, 
Kerber, O'Brien, Lawlfer, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, 
Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, (Jleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, 
Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Murphy. 
Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 30. 

Nays — None. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred an order 
to have the Board of Public Works prepare an ordi- 



nance for walling and filling Oak street, from Sedgwick 
street to Larrabee street, submitted a report recom- 
mending its passage. 

Aid. McCrea and Rawleigh requested it be laid over 
and published. 

The following is the report and order : 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, North Di- 
vision, to whom was referred an order to have the 
Board of Public Works prepare an ordinance for wall- 
ing and filling Oak street, from Sedgwick street to 
Larrabee street, have had the same under advisement, 
respectfully report the passage of the following order. 
^ A. W. WALDO, 

J. LENGACHER, 
JACOB BOSER, 
DAVID MURPHY, 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D. 

Ordered, Thait the Board of Public Works be and 
they are hereby directed to prepare an ordinance for 
walling and filling Oak street, from Sedgwick to Lar- 
rabee, at once. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

Aid. McAuley moved that the special order, the re- 
ports of the Select Committee on the reduction of 
salaries, be now taken up. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the minority report be 
substituted for the majority report. 

Aid. McCrea moved that the minority report be laid 
on the table, and his motion prevailed by yeas and nays, 
as follows. 

rea«— Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Throop, Mc- 
Crea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Linsenbarth, Boser, Kirk, 
and Mayor Heath — 17. 

J^aj/s— Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, Ker- 
ber, Tarnow, O'Brien, Lawler, Wheeler, Ryan, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, I^engacher, Murphy, Sweeney 

—16. 

Aid. McCrea moved that the majority report be con- 
sidered by sections. 

The motion prevailed. ' 



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Aid. OuUerton moved to amend Section 1 by striking 
out " 25" and inserting " 10." 

Aid. Ballard called for the previous question, and the 
call was sustained by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Feas—Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Kosenberg, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Beidler, Van Osdel, Throop. McCrea, 
Rawleigh, Cleveland, Baumgarten, Waldo, Lengacher. 
Linsenbarth, Kirk — 17. 

JVaj/s— Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, Ker- 
ber, Taraow, O'Brien, Lawler, Smith, White, Wheeler, 
Ryan, Niesen. Murphy, Sweeney, Boser— 16. 

The question being on the amendment of Aid. Cul- 
lerton, it was lost by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Teas— Lodding, Cullerton, O'Brien, Ryan, Niesen, 
Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney — 8. 

JVa^s— Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Gil- 
bert. Stewart, Sheridan, Kerber, Tarnow, Lawler, 
Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, White, Throop, McCrea, 
Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Baumgarten, Waldo, 
Linsenbarth, Boser, Kirk — 24. 

Aid. McCrea moved that section one be adopted. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas— Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Kerber, Tarnow, Beidler, Van Osdel, 
Smith, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Baum- 
garten, Waldo, Linsenbarth, Boser, Kirk— 20. 

iVa2/s— Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, 
O'Brien, Lawler, White, Wheeler, Ryan, Niesen, 
Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney — 13. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to amend Section two by striking 
out "40" and inserting "25." 

Aid. McCrea moved to lay the amendment on the 
table, and his motion was lost by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows : 

rea«— Pearsons, Stewart, O'Brien, Beidler, Smith, 
White, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Kirk 

Aa^s— McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Gilbert, Sheri- 
dan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, Kerber, Tarnow, 
Lawler, Van Osdel, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, 
Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Murphy, 
Sweeney, Boser — 22. 

Aid. Throop moved that when the Council adjourns 
it be until Wednesday, July 26, at 7:30 P. M. 

Aid. Sweeney moved to amend the motion of Aid. 
Throop by striking out the words " Wednesday, July 
26," and inserting the words " Saturday, July 29," in 
lieu thereof. 

Aid. McAuley moved, as an amendent to the amend- 
ment, to strike out the words " Saturday, July 29, at 
7:30 o'clock P. M.," and insert the words "July 23, at 
3:30 P. M.," in lieu thereof. 

Aid. Cullerton moved, as a substitute, that when the 
Council adjourns it be until Wednesday, July 26, at 
7:30 o'clock A. M. 

The question being on the substitute, it was adopted 
by yeas and nays, as follows : 



Fcos— Pearsons, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Culler- 
ton, Kerber, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, 
Smith, White, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Wheeler, 
Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, 
Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk— 25. 

JVa^^s— McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Gilbert, Stew- 
art, Tarnow, Cleveland, Waldo— 8. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to reconsider the vote last 
taken. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Feas—Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, 
Kerber, Lawler, Throop, Cleveland, Waldo, Linsen- 
barth, Boser— 17. 

JVaj/s— Tarnow, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, White, 
McCrea, Rawleigh, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Nie- 
sen, Murphy, Sweeney, Kirk— 14. 

Aid. Throop moved that when the Council adjourn, 
it be until Wednesday, July 26th, at 2.30 o'clock P. M. 

Aid. Sommer moved to amend by striking out the 
words "Wednesday, July 26th," and inserting the 
words " Saturday, July 29th " in lieu thereof. 

The amendment was lost by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Sheridan, Sommer, O'Brien, Lawler, Van Os- 
del, White, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, 
Niesen, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney— 14. 

JVaj/s— Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Lodding, Cullerton, Tarnow, Beidler, 
Smith, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Waldo, Boser, 
Kirk— 17. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. 
Throop, it was carried by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Feas—Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Lodding, Cullerton, Kerber, Tarnow, 
Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, White, Throop, Mc- 
Crea, Rawleigh, Ryan, Waldo, Kirk— 21. 

iVai/s— Sheridan, Sommer, O'Brien, Cleveland, Whee- 
ler, Baumgarten, Niesen, Linsenbarth, Murphy, 
Sweeney, Boser — 11. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to substitute Section 2 of the 
Minority Report for Section 2 of the Majority Report. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Feas—Pearsons, Ballard, Rosenberg, Gilbert, Stew- 
art, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, Ke^-ber, 
Tarnow, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, White, 
Throop, Rawleigh, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Nie- 
sen, Waldo, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney— 26. 

JVaj/s— Smith, McCrea, Cleveland, Boser, K'irk- 5. 

And the Council stood adjourned until Wednesday 
July 26th, at 2.30 o'clock P. M. 

CASPAR BUTZ, 
aty Clerk. 



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OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present — Aldermen Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Ro- 
senberg, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Som- 
mer, Lodding, CuUerton, Kerber, Tarnow, O'Brien, 
Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, White, Briggs, 
Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgar- 
ten, Xiesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney, 
Boser, Kirk, and His Honor the Mayor. 

Absent — Aldermen Aldrich, Cleveland and Linsen- 
barth. 

His Honor the Mayor announced to the Council that 
he h'id appointed Aid.' Tarnow as a member of the 
Committee on Judiciary and Markets vice J. H. Hild- 
reth. 

The question before the Council being the ordinance 
reducing certain pay-rolls and salaries, Aid. Gilbert 
moved to amend Section 2 by striking out " 40 " and 
inserting " 25." 

Aid. Cullerton moved as an amendment to the 
amendment "the pay-roll of the Police Department shall 
be reduced ten per cent, from what it now is ; and in 
addition to said reduction, the Superintendent is in- 
structed to make no further appointments to fill any 
vacancies now existing, or that may exist, during the 
balance of the fiscal year." 

Aid. Throop moved tp lay the motion of Aid. Cul- 
lerton on the table, and his motion prevailed by yeas 
and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, 
Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, 
Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Baumgarten, Wal- 
do, Boser, Kirk— 18. 

Nays — Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, Ker- 
ber, Tarnow, O'Brien, Lawler, White, Wheeler, Ryan, 
Niesen, Lengacher, Murphy — 14. 

Aid. McCrea moved to laj' the motion of Aid. Gilbert 
on the table, and his motion was lost by yeas and nays, 
as follows : 

Yeas — Pearsons, Thompson, Stewart, Sheridan, Beid- 
ler, Smith, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Boser — 

Nays — McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Gilbert, Som- 
mer, Lodding, Cullerton, Kerber, Tarnow, O'Brien, 



Lawler, Van Osdel, White, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgar- 
ten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Murphy, Kirk — 21. 

Aid. Cullerton called for the previous question, and 
the call was sustained. 

The question being on the amendment of Aid. GiP" 
bert, it was lost by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — McAuley, Rosenberg, Gilbert, Kerber, Tar- 
now, Van Osdel, Baumgarten, Waldo, Lengacher, 
Boser— 10. 

Nays — Pearsons, Ballard, Thompson, Stewart, Sheri- 
dan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, O'Brien, Lawler, 
Beidler, Smith, White, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Raw- 
leigh, Wheeler, Ryan, Niesen, Murphy, Sweeney, Kirk 
—23. 

The question then being on the adoption of Sec. 2, 
Aid. Cullerton demanded the yeas and nays, and the 
section was rejected by the following vote: 

Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, 
Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Beidler, Smith, Briggs, 
Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Kirk — 14. 

Nays — Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, Ker- 
ber, Tarnow, O'Brien, Lawler, Van Osdel, White, 
Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Leng- 
acher, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser — 19. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to amend Sec. 3 by substituting 
for it the following : 

Sec. 3. The pay-roll of the Board of Public Works 
shall be reduced 40 per cent, from what is was last 
year ; said reduction may be arranged in the discretion 
of the Board by the dismissal of a portion of the em- 
ployes, or the reduction of the pay of the employes — 
either or both. 

Aid. McCrea moved to lay the motion of Aid. Culler- 
ton on the table, and his motion prevailed by yeas and 
nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, 
Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Kerber, Tarnow, Beidler, 
Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Thro'op, McCrea, Rawleigh, 
Wheeler, Baumgarten, Waldo, Boser, Kirk — 22. 

Nays — Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, 
O'Brien, Lawler, White, Ryan, Niesen, Lengacher, 
Murphy, Sweeney — 12. 

Aid. Cullerton called for the previous question, and 
the call was sustained by yeas and nays, as follows: 



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Feas— Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, 
Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sommer, Lodding, Kerber, 
Tarnow, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Throop, 
McCrea, Rawleigh, Baumgarten, Waldo, Lengacher, 
Boser, Kirk — 23. 

Nmjs — Sheridan, Cullerton, O'Brien, Lawler, White, 
Ryan, Niesen, Murphy, Sweenej' — 9. 

The question being on the adoption of Sec. 3, Aid. 
Cullerton demanded the yeas and nays, and the section 
was adopted by the following vote : 

Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, 
Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Lodding, Kerber, Tarnow, 
Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Throop, McGrea, 
Rawleigh, Baumgarten, Waldo, Boser, Kirk — 21. 

Nays — Sheridan, Sommer, Cullerton, O'Brien, Lawler, 
Ryan, Niesen, Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney — 10. 
Aid . McCrea moved to adopt Sec. 4. 
The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 
Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, 
Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Kerber, Tarnow, Beidler, 
Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, 
Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Boser, Kirk 
—22. 

Nays — Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding', Cullerton, 
O'Brien, Lawler, White, Ryan, Murphy, Sweeney — 10. 
Aid. McCrea moved to adopt Section 5. 
Aid. Cullerton called for the previous question and 
the call was sustained. 

The question being on the adpptjon of Section 5, Aid. 
Cullerton demanded the yeas and nays, and the section 
was adopted by the following vote : 

Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, 
Thompson, Gilbert, Kerber, Tarnow, Beidler, Van 
Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, 
Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Murphy, Sweeney, 
Boser, Kirk — 23. 

Nays — Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, 
O'Brien, Lawler — 6. 
Aid. McCrea moved to adopt Section 6. 
The motion prevailed by yeas and nays,, as follows : 
Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, 
Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Kerber, Tarnow, Lawler, 
Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, 
Rawleigh, Wheeler, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, 
Boser, Kirk— 23. 

Nays — Sheridan, Lodding, Cullerton, O'Brien, 
White, Ryan, Murphy, Sweeney — 8. 

Aid. Thompson moved to amend Section 7 by making 
the salary of the Police Justice, West Division, $2,000. 
Aid. Rawleigh moved to lay the motion of Aid. 
Thompson on the table. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Lawler moved to amend Section 7 by making 
the salary of the North Division Police Justice $2000, 
and the Clerk, $1,000. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to lay the motion of Aid. Law- 
ler on the table, and his motion prevailed by yeas and 
nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, 
Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Lodding, Cullerton, Tar- 
now, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, ThroopJMcCrea, 
Rawleigh, Wheeler, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Leng- 
acher, Kirk— 23. 

JVctj/s— Sheridan, Kerber, O'Brien, Lawler, White, 
Ryan, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser — 9. 

Aid. Cullerton called for the previous question and 
the call was sustained by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, 
Stewart, Cullerton, O'Brien, Beidler, Van Osdel, Briggs, 
Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Wheeler, Baumgarten, 
Waldo, Boser, Kirk— 18. 

iVays— Thompson, Gilbert, Sheridan, Lodding, Kerber, 
Tarr\ow, Lawler, Smith, White, Ryan, Niesen, Leng- 
acher, Murphy, Sweeney — 14. 

The question being on the adopton of Section 7, Aid. 
Cullerton demanded the yeas and nays, and the section 
was adopted by the following vote: 

Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, 
Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Lodding, Kerber, Tarnow, 
Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, 
Rawleigh, Wheeler, Baumgarten, Waldo, Boser, Kirk 
—22. 

Nays — Sheridan, Cullerton, O'Brien, Lawler, White, 
Ryan, Niesen, Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney — 10. 

Aid. Thompson moved to fill the blanks in Section 8 
with the words, "31st" and " December." 
The motion prevailed. 



Aid. Thompson moved to adopt Section 8 as amended. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. McCrea moved to fill the blanks in Section 9 
with the words "first " and "August." 

Aid. Cullerton moved to amend Section 9 by " filling 
the blanks as follows — from and after the date when 
the employes whose salaries are hereby reduced shall 
be paid all arrearages of pay now due them from the 
city." 

Aid. McAuley moved to lay the motion of Aid. Cul- 
lerton on the table, and his motion was lost by yeas and 
nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, 
Thompsom, Gilbert, Stewart, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, 
Briggs, McCrea, Rawleigh, Baumgarten, Lengacher, 
Boser— 16. 

Nays — Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, Kex'ber, 
O'Brien, Lawler, White, Throop, Wheeler, Ryan, Nie- 
sen, Waldo, Murphy, Sweeney, Kirk, and His Honor 
the Mayor. 

Aid. Cullerton called for the previous question, and 
the call was sustained. 

The question being on the amendment of Aid Culler- 
ton, it was lost by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Sommer. Lodding, Cullerton, O'Brien, Lawler, 
White, Wheeler, Ryan, Niesen, Lengacher, Murphy, 
Sweeney— 12. 

Nays — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, 
Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Kerber, Tarnow, Beidler, 
Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, 
Baumgarten, Waldo, Boser, Kirk — 20. 

The question then being on the amendment of Aid. 
McCrea, it was adopted by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, 
Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Kerber, Tarnow, Van Os- 
del, Smith, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Baum- 
garten, Waldo, Boser, Kirk — 19. 

Nays — Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, 
O'Brien, Lawler, White, Wheeler, Ryan, Niesen, Len- 
gacher, Murphy, Sweeney — 13. 
Aid. McCrea moved to adopt Section 9 as amended. 
The motion prevailed. 
Aid. McCrea moved to adopt Section 10. 
The motion prevailed 
Aid. McCrea moved to adopt Section 11. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Throop moved to amend the ordinance by in- 
serting the following, to be known as Section 2 : " That 
the pay roll of the Police Department be reduced 30 per 
cent, from what it now is, said reduction to be ac- 
complished by the dismissal of a portion of the force, 
and such reduction in the pay of the remainder as is 
necessary; provided, that the pay of the Superintendent 
shall be $3,000 per annum. The same to take effect 
August 1, 1876." 

Aid. Rosenberg moved to amend the amendment of 
Aid. Throop by striking out "30" and inserting "25." 
Aid. Throop accepted the amendment. 
Aid. Waldo moved, as a substitute for the amendment 
of Aid. Throop, the following : " Section 2. The pay- 
roll of the Police Department shall be reduced 25 per 
cent., said reduction to be accomplished by reducing 
the salaries of the Captains, Sergeants, Roundsmen and 
Patrolmen 15 per cent., and discharging enough from 
the force to make the total reduction 25 per cent." 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to lay the substitute on the 
table. 
The motion was lost by yeas and nays, as follows: 
Teas- McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Thompson, 
Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, O'Brien, Van Osdel, Smith, 
Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Kirk— 15. 

JVaj/s- Pearsons, Gilbert, Lodding, Cullerton, Kerber, 
Tarnow, Lawler, Beidler, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, 
Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser 
—17. 

The question then being on the substitute of Aid. 
Waldo, it was adopted by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yea«_Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, 
Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Lodding, Kerber, Tarnow, 
Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, 
Rawleigh, Wheeler, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, 
Lengacher, Sweeney, Boser — 24. 

JVa«/8— Sommer, Cullerton, O'Brien, Lawler, White, 
Ryan, Murphy, Kirk — 8. 

Aid. Lengacher moved that the ordinance, as 
amended, be passed. 

Aid. Cullerton moved, as a substitute for the entire 
ordinance, the following : 



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Section 1. The pay roll of the Fire Department shall 
be reduced 10 per cent, from what it now is. 

Sec. 2. The pay roll of the Police Department shall 
be reduced 10 per cent., and, in addition to said reduc- 
tion, the Superintendent is instmcted to make no 
further appointments to fill any vacancies now existing 
or that may exist during the balance of the fiscal year. 

Sec. 3. The pay roll of the Board of Public Works 
shall be reduced 40 per cent, fi-om what it was last 
year ; said reduction maj' be arranged in the discretion 
of the Board by the dismissal of a portion of the em- 
ployes, or the reduction of the pay of the employes — 
either or both. 

Sec, 4. The pay-roll of the Board of Education shall 
be reduced 15 per cent, from what it now is, to be ar- 
ranged according to the discretion of the Board of Edu- 
cation ; provided, in addition to the above reduction of 
15 per cent., a further reduction shall be made by dis- 
pensing with the further teaching of music and draw- 
ing in the Public Schools. 

Sec. 5. The pay-roll of employes in the Public 
Library shall be reduced 15 per cent, from what it was 
last year, to be arranged by the Board of Directors of 
said Library. 

Sec. 6. The salary of the City Comptroller shall be 
S3,700 per annum ; of the chief clerk. $2,250 ; general 
ftook-keeper, $1,750 ; second clerk, $1,750; special as- 
sessment book-keeper, $1,250 ; two tax redemption 
clerks, 8900 each ; tVo general clerks, $900 each. 

Sec. 7. The salary of the Police Justices for the South 
and West Divisions shall be §2,500 per annum each ; 
the salary of the Police Justice of the North Division 
shall be $1,600 per annum. The salaries of the Clerks 
of the Police Courts of the South and West Divisions 
shall be $1,200 each, and the salary of the Clerk of the 
Police Court for the North Division, $900 per annum. 

Sec. 8. The offices of City Tax-Commissioner and 
Citj' Tax-Assessor shall be and the same are hereby 
abolished, the same to take efi'ect on the 31st day of 
December, 1876. 

Sec. 9. Upon the refusal of any person to comply 
with the provisions of this ordinance, the Mayor is 
directed to cause his removal or dismissal forthwith. 

Sec. 10. All city offices shall be kept open for the 
transaction of city business from eight A. M. to five P. 
M. of each and every working day. 

Sec. 11. The reductions above provided for shall 
take effect on the first day of August, 1876. 

Sec. 12. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Aid. Eawleigh moved to lay the substitute of Aid. 
Cullerton on the table. 
I The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Tea*— Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Eosenberg, 
Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Kerber, Tarnow, Beidler, 
Van Oadel, Smith, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh. 
Baumgarten, Waldo, Boser, Kirk — 20. 

Nays — Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, 
O'Brien, White, Wheeler, Eyan, Niesen, Lengacher, 
Murphy, Sweeney — 12. 

Aid. Sheridan offered as a substitute for the entire or- 
dinance the following : 

AN OEDINANCE 
Fixing salaries of officers and employes and time of 

payment. 

Whereas, The financial condition of the city de- 
mands of this City Council the adoption by it of imper- 
ative measures of stringent economy and'the most ex- 
tensive curtailing of salaries consistent with the neces- 
sary and decent requtremeifls of the officers and em- 
ployes of the city ; and 

Wheeeas, It is reasonable to expect that the officers 
and employes of the city, to whom in her prosperity 
she was most bountiful, will now in her time of adver- 
sity be ready and willing to make the most generous 
sacrifices for her, on the principle that much is to be 
expected from those to whom much has been given ; 
therefore, 

Be it ordained by the City Council of Chicago : 

Section 1. That from and after the 1st day of August, 
1876, the salaries of all officers and employes of the 
city whose services it may be necessary to retain shall 
be fixed with their consent and payable in accordance 
with the following schedule, viz. : 

Salaries shall be payable in monthly installments, on 
or about the 15th day of the next month after services 
have been rendered, and all salaries now fixed at $700 
and under $800 per annum shall be subject to a dis- 



count of 7 per cent.; $800 and under $900, 8 per .cent. ; 
$900 and under $1,000, 9 per cent. ; $1,000 and under 
$1,100, 10 per cent. ; $1,100 and under $1,200, 11 per 
cent. ; $1,200 and under $1,300, 12 per cent. ; $1,300 and 
under $1,400, 13 per cent. 

The following table shows the present salaries and 
proposed reduction : 

Salaries. Discount. 

$1,400 and under $1,500 14 per cent. 

1,500 and under 1,600 ...15 per cent. 

1,600 and under 1,700 16 per cent. 

1,700 and under 1,800 17 per cent. 

1,800 and under 1,900 18 per cent, 

1,900 and under 2,000 19 per cent. 

2,000 and under 2,100 20 per cent. 

2,100 and under 2,200 21 per cent. 

2,200 and under 2,300 22 per cent 

2,300 and under 2,400 23 percent. 

2,400 and under 2,500 24 per cent. 

2,500 and under 2,600 25 per cent. 

2,600 and under 2,700 26 per cent. 

2,700 and under 2,800 27 per cent. 

2,800 and under 2,900 28 per cent. 

2,900 and under 3,000 , 29 per cent. 

3,000 and under 3,100 30 per cent. 

3,100 and under 3,200 31 per cent. 

3,200 and under 3,300 32 per cent. 

3,300 and under 3,400 .■ 33 per cent. 

3,400 and under 3,500 34 per cent. 

3,500 and under 3,600 35 per cent. 

3,600 and under 3,700 36 per cent. 

3,700 and under 3,800 37 per cent. 

3,800 and under 3,900 38 per cent. 

3,900 and under 4,000 39 per cent 

4,000 and under 4,100 40 per cent 

4,100 and under 4,200 41 percent. 

4,200 and under 4,300 42 per cent. 

4,300 and under 4,400 43 per cent 

4,400 and under 4,500 , 44 per cent, 

4,500 and under 4,600 45 per cent 

4,600 and under 4,700 46 per cent 

4,700 and under 4,800 .....47 per cent. 

4,800 and under 4,900 48 per cent 

4,900 and under 5,000 ;.49 per cent 

5,000 and all over 50 percent 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall take effect from and 
after its passage. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to lay the substitute of Aid. Sher- 
idan on the table. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 
Teas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg,' 
Thompson, Gilbert, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Briggs, 
Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Waldo, Boser, Kirk, and 
His Honor the Mayor — 17. 

Nays — Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Culler- 
ton, -Kerber, Tarnow, O'Brien, Smith, White, Ryan, 
Baumgarten, Niesen, Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney 
—16. 

Aid. Cullerton called for the previous question, and 
the call was sustained by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Sommer, Lod- 
ding, Cullerton, Kerber, Tarnow, O'Brien, Beidler, Van 
Osdel, Smith, White, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Ryan, 
Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Murphy, 
Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 25. 

Nays — Rosenberg, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, 
Briggs — 5. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. Leng- 
acher, to pass the ordinance as amended. Aid. Culler- 
ton demanded the yeas and nays, and the ordinance ' 
■was passed by the following vote : 

Yeas — Pearsons, McAuley, Ballard, Eosenberg, 
Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Kerber, Tarnow, Beidler, 
Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, 
Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Boser, Kirk 
—22. 

Nay!< — Sheridan, S6mmer, Lodding, Cullerton, O'Bri- 
en, White, Ryan, Murphy, Sweeney — 9. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago, 
that^ 

Section 1. The pay-roll of the Fire Department 
shall be reduced 25 per cent, from what it now is, pro- 
vided that the pay of Fire Marshal be $3,000 per an- 
num. 

Sec 2. The pay-roll of the Police Department shall 
be reduced 25 per cent., said reduction to be accom- 
plished by reducing the salaries, of the Captains, Ser- 



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geant^, Roundsmen and Patrolmen 15 per cent., and 
discharging enough from the force to make the total 
reduction 25 per cent. 

Sec. 3. The pay-roll of the Board of Public Works 
shall be reduced 50 per cent. Said reduction may be 
made, in the discretion of the Board, by the dismissal 
of a ptirtion of the empl(tyes, or the reduction of the 
pay of the employes, either or both. 

Sec. 4. The pay-roll of the Board of Education 
shall be reduced 25 per cent, from what it now is, to be 
arranged according to the discretion of the Board of 
Education, provided, in addition to the above reduction 
of 25 per cent., a further reduction shall be made by 
dispensing with the further teaching of music and 
drawing in the public schoo s. 

Sec. 5. The pay-roll of employes in the Public Li- 
brary shall be reduced 30 per cent, from which is was 
last year, to be arranged by the Board of Directors of 
said library. 

Sec. 6. The salary of the City Comptroller shall be 
S3,500 per annum. The salary of the Chief Clerk in 
the office of the Comptroller shall be $2,250 ; general 
bookkeeper, $1,600 ; second clerk, $1,600,; special assess- 
ment bookkeeper, $1,150 ; warrant record clerk, $1,150 ; 
two tax redemption clerks, $900 each; one general 
clerk, $900 per annum. The salary of gas iiispector 
shall be $1,000 per annum. 

Sec. 7. The salaries for the Police Justices of the 
South and West Divisions of the city shall be $2,500 per 
annum each. The salary of the Police Justice for the 
North Side shall be $1,500 per annum. The salaries of 
the Clerks of the Police Courts for the South and West 



Divisions shall be $1,000 each per annum. The salai-y 
of the Clerk of the Police Court for the North Division 
shall be $800 per annum. 

Sec. 8. The offices of City Tax Assessor and City Tax 
Commissioner be and the same hereby are abolished. 
The same to take effect on the thirty-first day of 
December. 1876. 

Sec. 9. The reductions above provided for shall take 
effect on the first day of August, 1876. 

Sec. 10. All city offices shall be kept open for the 
transaction of city business from 8 A. M. to 5 P. M. of 
each working day. 

Sec. 11. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Aid. Thompson moved to suspend the rules for the 
purpose of introducing a resolution. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays, as follows : 
The rules requiring a two-thirds vote in the affirmative. 

Yeas — Pearsons, Ballard, Rosenberg, Thompson, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Kerber, Tarnow, Beidler, Van Osdel, 
Smith, Brigg^ Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Baiimgarten, 
Waldo, Boser, Kirk— 19. 

JVays— Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, CuUerton, 
O'Brien, White, Ryan, Niesen, Murphy, Sweeney— 10. 

Aid. Baumgarten moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion prevailed and the Council stood adjourned. 
CASPAR BUTZ, 

Oily Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING, 



T-u.l3r 31st, ISTS. 



OFFICIAL RECOBD. ' 

Present — Aid. McAulej^, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldiich, 
Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Somnier, Culler- 
ton, Kerber, Tarnow, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, 
White, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, 
Wheeler, Ryan, Baunigarten, Niesen, Waklo, Lengaclier, 
Liiisenbarth. Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk. 

Absent — Aid. Pearsons, Lodding, O'Brien and His 
Honor, the Mayor. 

Aid. Ryan moved that Aid. McCrea take the Chair. 
The motion prevailed. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Sheridan asked that a protest against the passage 
of the ordinance reducing salaries, presented by him 
July 26th, be spread upon the records of the Council. 

The request was refused by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Ve<i8 — Stewart, Sheridan, Lawler, White, Wheeler, 
Ryan, Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney — 9. 

Nays — McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Tar- 
now,Beidler, Van Osdel, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Raw- 
leigh, Cleveland, Waldo, Linsenbarth, Kirk — 15. 

Aid. Throop moved that the minutes be approved 
without being read. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Teas— McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Stewart, 
Kerber, Tarnow, Beidler, Van Osdel, Briggs, Throop, 
McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Niesen, Waldo, Linsen- 
barth, Kirk— 18. / 

Nays — Sheridan, Sommer, Lawler, Ryan, Baumgar- 
ten, Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney — 8. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 
The Clerk presented the following communication 
from His Honor the Mayor : 

Mayor's Office, 
aty of Chicago, July 31, 1876. 
Honorable City Council of the City of Cidcago : 

Gentlemen : — In accordance with law I hereby re- 
port to your honorable body the names of persons im- 
prisoned for violation of city ordinances, who have beea 
released by me during the week ending July 29, 1876, 
together with the cause of such release : 

Names of Prisoners. Bemarks. 

Mai-y Nelson. | Petition of relatives. 

First offense and supports aged 
mother. 



Mat. Fitzpatrick. 



f Widow, leaving three very 

young children, to take care of 

Ellen Burns. -( said children — being a charge on 

I the neighbors while prisoner was 

[in House of Correction. 

( First offense. Petition of pris- 

Hattie Taylor. < oner's relatives, who agree to take 

(her out of town. 

M. heath, Mayor. 
Aid. Ryan moved that the communication be placed 
on file. 
The motion prevailed. 

The Fire Marshal submitted a report of the viola- 
tions of the building law, as reported to him by the 
officers of the Fire Department, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

ALSO, 

A report of the condition and operations of the Fire 
Department during the quarter ending June 30, 1876, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

The Board of Public Works submitted a report and 
ordinance for curbing, filling and paving sundi-y lots 
on West Polk street, from Halsted street to Centre 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid, Lawler, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by 
yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, CuUerton, Kerber, 
Tarnow, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, White, Briggs, 
Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, 
Baunigarten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, 
Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 31. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for curbing and jjaving sun- 
dry lots on Fulton street, from Sangamon street to 
Elizabeth street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. White, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by yeas 
and nays, as follows : 

Teas — McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, 
Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Cul- 
lerton, Kerber, Tarnow, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, 
White, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, 



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Wheeler, Eyan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Leng- 
acher, Linaenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk 
—31. 

^a^s^None. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commissioners 
to make estimates for curbing, filling and paving 
Archer avenue in front of sundry lots, from Haleted 
street to the South Branch of the South Branch of the 
Chicago Elver. 

Aid. Sheridan moved that the report be approved 
and the order thereto attached passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make estimate 
for curbing and paving Sedgwick street in front of 
sundry lots from North avenue to Lincoln avenue. 

Aid. Lengacher moved that the report be approved 
and the order thereto attached passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Eeport of Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D., ou 
ordnr for filling and walling Oak street, laid over and 
published July 25, 1876. 

Aid. Sweeney moved to concur in the report and pass 
the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be and 
they are hereby directed to prepare an ordinance for 
walling and filling Oak street, from Sedgwick street to 
Larrabee street. 

Communication from the Comptroller and ordinance 
concerning city printing, laid over and published July 
17, 1876, was, on motion of Aid. White, 

Eeferred to Committee on Printing. 

Eeport of Committee on Gas Lights and ordinance 
establishing time table for lighting and extinguishing 
street lamps, laid over and published July 10, 1876, 
amended July 18, 1876. 

Aid. McAuley offered a substitute for the time table 
contained in the ordinance, and moved its adoption. 
The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 
Teas— McAuley, Ballard, Eosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Stewart, Tarnow, Beidler, Van Osdel, 
Smith, White, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Eawleigh, 
Cleveland, Wheeler, Eyan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, 
Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk 
—28. 

JVaj/s— Sommer, CuUerton, Kerber, Lawler— 4. 
Aid. McAuley moved that the ordinance, as amended 
by his subititute, be passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 
Teas— McAuley, Ballard, Eosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son Gilbert, Stewart, Tarnow, Beidler, Van Osdel, 
Smith, White, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Eawleigh, 
Cleveland, Wheeler, Eyan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, 
Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk 
—28. 

iVaj/s— Sommer, Cullerton, Kerber, Lawler— 4. 
The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it ordained by the Oily Council of the Oity of Chicago : 
That the street lamps in said city shall be lighted 
and extinguished in accordance with the following 
table of dates and hours : 

Date. Light. Extinguish. 

Aug. 1 1:00 a.m. 3:10 

2 to 8 No gas, unless cloudy, 

9 7:30 9:25 

10 7:30 9:50 

11 7:30 10:20 

12 7:30 10:55 

13 to 19 7:20 3:35 a.m. 

20 to 23 7:15 3:40 

24 8:05 3:40 

' 25 8:30 3:40 

26 9:20 3:40 

27 10:10 3:45 

28 11:00 3:45 

29 12:00 3:45 

30 12:45 a.m. 3:45 

31 1:40 3:45 

Sent 1 to 6 No gas, unless cloudy 

7 6:40 ":05 p.m. 



Date. 

Sept. 8 

9 

10 

11 

12 to 16 


Light. 

6:40 

6:40 

6:30 

6:30 

. .. 6-25 


Extinguish 
9:50 
10:35 
12:10 
1:05 
4:10 


17 to 23 


6:10 


4:20 


24 

25 

26 

27 

28 


9:05 

10:00 

11:15 

12:15 

1:15 


4:30 
4:30 
4:30 
4:30 
4:30 


29 

30 

Oct. 1 to 4 

5 

6 


2:00 

2:40 

No gas, 

5:45 

5:45 


4:30 
4:30 
unless cloudy. 
7:15 
7:50 


7 


5:45 


8:40 


8 


5:45 


9:40 


9 

10 

11 


5:45 

5:35 

5-35 


10:40 
11:50 
1:05 


12 to 16 


5:30 


4:50 


17 to 23 


5:20 


4:55 


24 

25 

26 


9:05 

10:05 

11:15 


5:00 
5:00 
5:00 


27 

28 

29 


12:25 

1:35 

2:50 


5:00 
5:00 
5:10 


30 to Nov. 3 

4 


No gas, 

5:05 


unless cloudy 
7:20 


5 


5:00 


8:30 


6 


5:00 


9:40 


7 

8 


5:00 

5:00 


10:50 
12:00 


9 


5-00 


1:15 


10 


5:00 


5:20 


11 


5:00 


5:20 


12 to 18 


4:50 


5:25 


19 to 22 


4:45 


5:30 


23 


11:15 


5:.30 


24 

25 


12:15 

1:20 


5:30 
5:35 


26 


2:20 


5:.35 


27 

28 to Dec 2 


3:25 5:35 

No gas, unless cloudv. 


3 


. . .. 4-45 


7:10 


4 

5 


4:45 

4:45 


8:30 
9:50 


6 


4:45 


11:10 


7 

8 


4:45 

4:45 


12:20 
1:20 


9 to 16 


4:45 


5:45 


17 to 21 


4:40 


5:50 


22 

23 

24 

25 

26 


10:15 

11:15 

12:25 

1:.35 

2:55 


5:50 
5:50 
5:50 
5:50 
5:50 


27 ,. 


4:10 


5:50 


28 to 31 


No gas 


unless cloudy 



List of property belonging to the school fund, laid 
over and published July 24, 1876, was, on motion of 
Aid. Eyan, 

Placed on file. 

Eeport of Committee on Judiciary on reducing pay 
of police force, laid over temporarily July 24, 1876. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the report be placed on file. 

Aid. McAuley moved, as an amendment, that the re- 
port be referred to the Committee on Police. 

Aid. White moved to lay the motion of Aid. Mc- 
Auley on the table. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays, as follows : 

j'eas—Sheridan, Sommer, Tarnow, Lawler, White, 
Throop, Eawleigh, Wheeler, Eyan, Niesen, Lengacher, 
Murphy — 13. 

iVa7/8— McAuley, Ballard, Eosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Stewart, Cullerton, Kerber, Beidler, Van 
Osdel, Smith, Briggs, McCrea, Cleveland, Baumgarten, 
Waldo, Linsenbarth, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk— 20. 

The question then being on the motion to refer to 
the Committee on Police, it was 

Carried. 

Eeport of the Committee on Judiciary on an ordi- 
nance fixing amount of compensation to be allowed for 



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labor of prisoners iu the House of Correction, laid 
over temporarily July 24, 1876, was, on request of Aid. 
WTiite and Lengacher, 

Laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Cifij Council of the City of Chicago: 

Your Coinniittee on Judiciary, to whom wtis referred 
an ordinance concerning paj'ment for labor in the 
House of Correction, having had the same under con- 
sideration, respectfully report that the ordinance ap- 
pears to be in accordance with the terms of the present 
charter of the city, and for the protection of the officers 
of the House of Correction, and with the purpose of 
providing for the proper government of the establish- 
ment. They recommend its passage. 

Kespectfullv submitted, 

JOHN L. THOMPSON, 
JAMES H. GILBERT, 
A. W. WALDO, 
FRANK LAWLER. 

The following is the ordinance : 
Be it ordaimd by the City Council of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. It shall be the duty of the Superintend- 
ent of the House of Correction to keep at labor for and 
on behalf of the city all persons sentenced to such House 
of Correction, whether for a certain number of days or in 
default of the payment of any fine for violation of any 
city ordinance ; Provided said Superintendent has any 
labor at which such persons can be employed, and pro- 
vided such persons are physically able to abor. 

Sec. 2. Each person so sentenced to the House of 
Correction in violation of any city ordinance, who shall 
be kept at labor by the Superintendent of said House 
of Correction as provided in the first section of this 
ordinance, shall be credited on his or her fine for each 
day that such person actually labors for the citj', at the 
rate of two dollai-sper day, allowing ten hours' labor for 
each day. 

Sec. 'i. All ordinances or pai'ts of ordinances in con- 
flict with this ordinance are hereby repealed. 

Sec. i. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its 



Report of Committee on Railroads on ordinance con- 
cerning Chicago & Southern Railroad Company, laid 
over and piiblished July 24, 1876, was, on motion of Aid. 
Cullerton, 

Laid over for two 



Report of Committee on Judiciary on petition for and 
remonstrance against abolishing olRce of Fish Inspect- 
or, laid over and published July 24, 1876. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the report. 

After debate. Aid. Thompson called for the previous 
question, and the call was sustained by yeas and nays, 
as follows : 

Feft«— McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Sheridan, Sommer, Cullerton, Kerber, 
Tarnow, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, 
White, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, 
Wheeler, Baurngarten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, 
Linsenbarth, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 31. 

Nays — Murphy — 1 . 

The question then being on the motion to concur in 
the report, it was 

Carried. 

Report of the Committee on Schools on nominations 
of T. J. Bluthardt, J. P. dinger, John C. Richberg, 
Ingwell Oleson and Thomas Wilce, as members of the 
Board of Education, laid over and published July 24, 
1876. 

Aid. Cleveland moved to concur in the report. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be placed on 
file. 

Aid. Thompson moved to lay the motion of Aid. Cul- 
lerton on the table. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — McAuley, Ballard, Aldrich, Thompson, Gil- 
bert, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs. Throop, McCrea, 
Rawleigh, Cleveland, Waldo, Kirk — 15. 

^02/8— Rosenberg, Sheridan, Cullerton, Kerber, Tar- 
now, Lawler, White, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, 
Niesen, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, 
Boser— 16. 

Aid. Sheridan moved to amend the motion of Aid. 
Cullerton by adding thereto the words, " and appoint- 
ments confirmed," 



Aid. Thompson moved to postpone further considera- 
tion of the report for one week, and called for the pre- 
vious question on his motion. 

The main question was ordered by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Stewart, Sommer, Beidler, Van Osdel, 
Briggs, Throop, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Baumgarten, 
Linsenbarth, Boser, Kirk — 18. 

Nays — Sheridan, Cullerton, Kerber, Tarnow, Lawler, 
Smith, White, McCrea, Wheeler, Ryan, Niesen, Waldo, 
Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney — 15. 

The question then being on the motion to postpone 
for one week. Aid. Sheridan demanded the yeas and 
nays, and the motion prevailed by the following vote: 

Yeas — McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Stewart, Beidler, Van Osdel, Briggs, 
Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Baumgarten, 
Waldo, Linsenbarth, Boser, Kirk — 19. 

Nays — Sheridan, Sommer, Cullerton, Kerber, Tarnow, 
Lawler, Smith, White, Wheeler, Ryan, Niesen, Leng- 
acher, Murphy, Sweeney— 14. 

Aid. White moved that the consideration of this re- 
port be made the special order for next Monday, at four 
o'clock, P. M. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Fire and Water on resolu- 
tion concerning the use of bituminous coal at the 
Water Works, laid over and published July 24, 1876. 

Aid. Kirk moved to concur in the report and adopt 
the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted: 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be and 
they are hereby directed to use bituminous coal in 
operating the steam engines and pumping works at the 
water works, as soon as the necessary changes for the 
same can be effected, provided that the proper arrange- 
ments can be made for consuming the smoke. 

Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D., on 
ordinance concerning Chicago & Englewood Horse 
and Dummy Railroad Company, laid over and pub- 
lished July 10, 1876. 

Aid. Sommer moved to amend Sec. 1 of the ordi- 
nance by striking out the words " track or tracks," and 
inserting in lieu thereof the words " double track." 

The amendment was adopted. 

Aid. Sommer moved to amend Section 3, by striking 
out the words "of eight feet in width of said improve- 
ment where a single track be laid, and the cost of six- 
teen feet where a double track be laid ; " and inserting 
in lieu thereof the words " of sixteen feet in width of 
such improvement." 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Sommer moved to amend Sec. 4 by inserting the 
words " for which passengers have to be delivered from 
Randolph street to city limits or back," after the words 
'" five cents." 

The amendment was adopted. 

Aid. Gilbert moved that the ordinance as amended be 



The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich 
Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Culler 
ton, Kerber, Tarnow, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, 
Smith, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland 
Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Leng- 
acher, Linsenbarth, Boser, Kirk — 30. 

Nays — White, Sweeney — 2. 

The following is the ordinance 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That Samuel W. AUerton, George Schnei- 
der, Peter Wolf, I). Vaughn, John R. Walsh, Thos. 
Brennan and others. Corporators and Stockholders, by 
and under their corporate name of the Chicago and 
Englewood Horse and Dummy Railroad Company, be 
authorized to lay a double track, of the form commonly 
used on street railroads in the city of Chicago, com- 
mencing on Wentworth avenue at its intersection with 
Thirty-ninth (39th) street, thence running north on 
Wentworth avenue to Twentieth (20th) street. 

Sec. 2. The said Chicago and Englewood Horse and 
Dummy Railroad Company shall begin the construction 
of said tracks within six months after the passage of 
this ordinance, and shall complete the same within one 



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year thereafter, unless delayed by the order or injunc- 
tion of some court of competent jui-isdiction. 

Sec. 3. Whenever the City Council of the city of 
Chicago, or other competent authority of said city, 
shall order the grading, paving, macadamizing, plank- 
ing, filling or any improvement whatsoever, witliin the 
power of said city, of the streets, or parts of streets, on 
which it is hereby authorized to construct said tracks, 
the said Chicago and Englewood Horse and Dummy 
Railroad Company shall pay the cost of sixteen feet in 
width of such improvement, and shall be liable to be 
specially assessed thereafter ; in case the said improve- 
ment shall be ordered to be made otherwise than by 
special assessment, then and in such case the said com- 
pany shall be liable to pay its proportion, as aforesaid, 
of the cost of said improvement to the said city, the 
same to be recoverable by suit against the said Com- 
pany in any proper form of action. 

The said Company shall also at all times keep in 
good repair and condition, in accordance with the or- 
dinances of said city now in force, or which may here- 
after be passed, eight feet in width of such streets, or 
parts of streets, in which it shall construct a single 
track, and sixteen feet in width of such street or parts 
of streets in which it shall construct a double track ; 
and in case the said Eailway Company shall fail or re- 
fiise so to do, for ten days after proper notice so to do, 
then the same may be done by the said city, and the 
said Company shall be liable for the cost and expense 
thereof, the same to be recoverable by suit against said 
Company in any court of competent jurisdiction. 

Sec. 4. The cars to be used on said railway tracks 
shall be operated by animal power only, and each car 
shall be provided with and accompanied by a con- 
ductor other than the driver, and the said tracks and 
railway shall be used for no other purpose than to 
transport passengers and their ordinary baggage, except 
as hereinafter provided. The City Council shall have 
power, at all times, to make such regulations as to the 
rate of speed, and the times of running said cars or car- 
riages, as the public safety and convenience may re- 
quire. The rate of fare for any distance shall not ex- 
ceed five cents, for which passengers have to be deliv- 
ered from Randolph street to city limits or back, 
except when cars or carriages shall be chartered for a 
specific piirpose, and the said Company shall sell com- 
mutation tickets on application on the cars, or at the 
Company's office, so that the rate of fare shall not be 
more than four cents for a single passage. The tracks 
of said Company shall not be elevated above the sur- 
face of the street, and shall be laid with modern im- 
proved rails, and shall be so laid that carriages and 
other vehicles can easily and freely cross said tracks at 
any and all points, and in any and all directions, with- 
out obstruction. 

The said Company shall be subject to and governed 
by the ordinances in force or which may hereafter 
be passed in respect to horse railways in the South 
Division of said City, so far as the same may be 
applicable. 

Sec. 5. The said Railway Company shall keep on 
hand a sufficient number of cars adapted to funeral 
purposes, in which shall be suitable compartments for 
conveying the corpse by itself; and, on application of 
any person, shall furnish not exceeding three cars, un- 
less more shall be agreed upon, at some convenient 
point upon the line of its road, so as not to hinder nor 
delay other cars thereon, to convey the corpse, and per- 
sons attending the funeral, to any cemetery to which 
its lines or connections extend, and the said company 
shall make such arrangements with the steam or street 
railway corapunies whose lines do now or may hereaf- 
ter extend to any cemetery, so that the charge for con- 
veying any corpse from any point on said lines of rail- 
ways through to any cemetery shall not exceed two 
dollars, and for each person attending such funeral not 
exceeding twenty-five cents for the round trip. 

Sec. 6. The rights and privileges granted to said 
railroad by virtue of this ordinance shall be forfeited 
to the city of Chicago, unless the construction of said 
railroad on said Wentworth avenue shall be commenced 
within six months from the passage of this ordinance, 
and shall be fully completed within one year thereafter. 
Provided said railroad company is not prevented from 
completing said railroad by order or injunction of any 
court, as provided in Section 2 of this ordinance. 

Sec. 7. All rights heretofore vested in the Board of 
Public Works or other corporations are not to be im- 



paired or affected by this ordinance, but the i-ights and 
privileges hereby granted are subject thei-eto. 

Sec. 8. Said company shall, within ten days from 
the passage of this ordinance, file a written acceptance 
of the terms and conditions of the same, or otherwise 
forfeit all benefit thereto, and shall file a satisfactory 
bond in the penal sum of twenty-five thousand 
($25,000) dollars, guaranteeing the fullfilment of said 
conditions. 

Sec. 9. This ordinance shall be in full force and eff'ect 
from and after its passage, and the rights hereby con- 
ferred shall continue for the term of twenty years from 
the passage of this ordinance. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND 
ORDINANCES. 
Aid. Thompson presented a resolution relative to 
payment of revenue time warrants, and moved its 
adoption. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 
Yeas — McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sonimer, CuUerton, 
Kerber, Tarnow, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, 
White, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, 
Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Leng- 
acher, Linsenbarth, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 32. 
Nays — None. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 
Besolved, That the city taxes collected by virtue of 
the tax levy of 1876 are hereby specifically pledged and 
set apart to the extent of the first million dollars col- 
lected, to pay the Time Revenue Warrants of 1876, first 
issue, to that amount, with interest. 

Aid. Gilbert presented an ordinance abolishing the 
office of Superintendent of Buildings, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Public Biiildings. 

Aid. Sheridan presented a petition signed by members 
of the Fire Department asking the Council to recon- 
sider the ordinance reducing their salaries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 



Aid. Sweeney presented an order directing the City 
Comptroller to pay all discharged employes in full, 
which was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Aid. CuUerton moved that the Chair appoint a com- 
mittee of three Aldermen, whose duty it shall be to pre- 
pare and submit to the Council a list of all city property 
which they think should be sold. 

The motion prevailed. 

The chair appointed as such committee Aid. Culler- 
ton, Kirk and Thompson. 

Aid. Throop presented a communication from the 
Chicago Smoke Consuming Co. concerning their patent 
smoke burner, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Aid. Murphy presented an order directing the Board 
of Public Works to prepare an ordinance for sidewalk 
on Franklin street from Kinzie street to Chicago ave., 
which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alloys, North 
Division. 

Aid. Rawlcigh presented a projjosition from Aiken & 
Charles to light the city with oil, which was 
Referred to Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Linsenbarth presented a preamble and resolution 
directing the Tax Commissioner to keep tVie maps in his 
office complete, &c., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Kirk presented a resolution relative to running 
cars of N. C. R. Co. south on Clark street to Van Buren 
street. 

Aid. Throop moved to refer the resolution to the 
Committee on Railroails. 

Aid. Rawlcigh moved that it be referred to the Joint 
Committee on Streets and Alleys of the North and 
South Divisions. 

The question being on referring to the Committee on 
Railroads, it was lost by yeas and nays, as follows: 



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Teas — Rosenberg, Thompson, Gilbert, Lawler, Briggs, 
Cleveland, Waldo, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 10. 

Nays — Ballard, Aldrich, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, 
Cullerton, Kerber, Tarnow, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, 
White, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Wheeler, Baumgar- 
ten, Niesen, Lengacher, Linsenbarth — 20. 

The resolution was then 

Referred to the Joint Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys of the North and South Divisions. 

Aid. Baumgarten moved that when the Council ad- 
journs it be until Thursday, August 3, at 7:30 P. M. 
Aid. Ryan moved to lay the motion on the table. 
The motion to lay on the table prevailed. 

Aid. Sommer presented a resolution providing that 
the drivers in the Fire Department shall receive the 
same salary as the pipemen, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that when the Council adjourns 
it be until Wednesday, August 2, at 7:30 P. M. 

Aid. White moved that the motion be laid on the 
table. 

The motion to lay on the table prevailed by yeas and 
nays, as follows: 

Yeas — Sheridan, Sommer, Cullerton, Kerber, Tarnow, 
Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, White, Briggs, 
McCrea, Baumgarten, Niesen. Waldo, Lengacher, 
Sweeney — 17. 

Nays — Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Throop. Rawleigh, Cleveland, Linsen- 
barth, Boser, Kirk— 12. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Sommer, Baumgarten, Linsenbarth, Sweeney 
—4. 

Nays — Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Sheridan, Cullerton, Kerber, Tarnow, 
Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, White, Briggs, Throop, 
McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Niesen, Waldo, Boser, 
Kirk— 23. 

Aid. Kerber asked leave to return to the Council an 
ordinance concerning the Sealer of Weights and Meas- 
ures which had been referred to the Committee on 
Markets, which was 

Granted. 

Aid. Ballard moved that the ordinance concerning 
the Sealer of Weights and Measures be referred to the 
Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Niesen presented a petition for gas in Burling 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. White presented an order directing the Comp- 
troller to place three-foot burners in the street lamps, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. White presented a communication from the 
American Patent Gas Light Company offering to light 
the city with their patent light, and an order directing 
the Comptroller to make a contract with said com- 
pany. 

Aid. White called for the reading of the communica- 
tion. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the reading be dispensed 
with. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stew- 
art, Cullerton, Kerber, Beidler, Van Osdel, Briggs, 
Throop, Rawleigh, Baumgarten — 13. 

Nays — Ballard, Sheridan, Sommer, Tarnow, Lawler, 
White, McCrea, Niesen, Waldo, Linsenbarth, Boser, 
Kirk— 12. 

Aid. Throop moved to refer the communication 
and order to the Committee on Gob Lights. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Lawler moved that when the Council adjourns 
it be until Thursday, August 3, at 3 o'clock P. M. 
The motion was lost. 



Aid. Sommer moved that the Council do now take a 
recess for one hour. 
The motion prevailed. 



Council 



at 7:30 o'clock. 



Aid. Lengacher presented an order directing the 
Board of Public Works to notify property owners on 
North Market street, from Schiller street north, to con- 
struct sidewalks on said street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
North Division. 

Petition of L. Carles, for remission of a fine assessed 
for peddling without license, was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Petition of B. Boasbery for a free license to deal in 
second hand goods, was 
Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of Stephen _ Golden and others, for pay for 
work done for the city, was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Lawler presented a resolution directing the 
Superintendent of Police to enforce the ordinance con- 
cerning junk dealers, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

Aid. Wheeler presented a resolution instructing the 
Board of Public Works to not permit the transfer of 
salaries of persons in their employ until such persons 
had paid their board bills, etc., which was 

Placed on file. 

Aid. McCrea presented an order directing the Mayor 
to notify heads of departments of action of Coumcil on 
salaries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Stewart presented a resolution directing heads of 
departments to report the reductions made as to num- 
ber of employes and salaries paid, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Cullerton presented an ordinance amending the 
ordinance pertaining to the construction, etc., of build- 
ings, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Public Buildings. 

Aid. Sheridan presented an order directing the Comp- 
troller to pay immediately, in full, all persons whose 
salaries are paid out of the water fund which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Petition of Hugh I. Frazier, praying that proceed- 
ings against him for selling at auction without license 
be dismissed, was 

Reff rred to Committee on Licenses. 

Aid. Sheridan presented an order directing the 
Comptroller to prepare and submit to the Council a 
list f'f the names of persons who filed objections to the 
real estate taxes of 1873, 1874 and 1875, and who are 
still in arrears for the same, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. White presented an order requesting the City 
Clerk to furnish the Council with stationery, and 
moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the City Clerk is requested to see that 
the Aldermen are furnished with necessary paper, 
blotting paper, pens and ink for their use in the Coun- 
cil Chamber. 

Aid, Cullerton presented a resolution directing the 
Comptroller to issue warrants to all persons discharged 
from the employ of the city, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fitiance. 

Aid Cullerton moved that the Committee on Finance 
be requested to report at the next regular meeting of 
the Council. 

The motion prevailed. 



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• Communication from W. H. Hutchinson & Co., rela- | 
tive to the merits of their smoke-burner, was 
Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Aid. Aldrich presented an order directing the Board 
of Public Works to change the burners in the street 
lamps from five foot to three foot burners, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Aldrich presented a resolution directing the em- 
ployment of Ayer & Kales in the suit of Sawyer vs. 
City, and moved its adoption. 
The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 
Yeas — Ballard, Rosenb&rg, Aldrich, Gilbert, Stewart, 
Sheridan, Sommer, Kerber, Tarnow, Lawler, Beidler, 
Van Osdel, Smith, White, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, 
Cleveland, Ryan, Baumgarten, Mesen, Linsenbarth, 
Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 25. 
Nays — None. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 
Besolved, That the employment of Messrs. Ayer & 
Kales to continue the (defence of the suit of Sawyer 
against the city in the Supreme Court, is hereby au- 
thorized, and the Corporation Counsel is directed to 
provide for the necessary steps and incur the necessary 
expense to make the defence as vigorous as required. 

Aid. Sheridan presented an ordinance concerning the 
ei'ection of gas works in the city of Chicago. 

Aid. CuUerton moved to refer the ordinance to the 
Committee on Gas Lights under Rule 46. 

Aid. White moved that it be referred to a Select Com- 
mittee of iive. 

The Chair decided that the ordinance was referred to 
the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. White appealed from the decision of the Chair. 

The question being, " shall the Chair be sustained? " 

Aid. White demanded the yeas and nays, and the 
chair was sustained by the following vote : 

Yeas — Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Gilbert, Stewart, 
CuUerton, Beidler, Van Osdel, Throop, Rawleigh, Cleve- 
land, Niesen, Linsenbarth, Sweeney, Boser — 15. 

Nays — Sommer, Kerber, Tarnow, Lawler, Smith, 
White, Ryan, Baumgarten, Kirk — 9. 

Aid. Sheridan presented an order repealing an order 
passed May 31, 1869, providing for a contract with gas 
companies, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom was referred a 
communication from the President of the Board of 
Directors of the Public Library relative to insurance 
on the library, submitted a report recommending 
" that the Comptroller paj' the amount due for insur- 
ance on the books and other property in the or be- 
longing to the Chicago Public Library." 

Aid. Aldrich moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed by yras and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Ballai-d, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Gilbert, Stewart, 
Sommer, ■ CuUerton, Kerber, Tarnow, Lawler, Beidler, 
Van Osdel, Smith, White, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, 
Cleveland, Baumgarten, Niesen, Linsenbarth, Sweeney, 
Bo^^er, Kirk— 24. 

Nays — Sheridan, Ryan — 2. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred an ordi- 
nance providing for the payment of a salary to Alder- 
men, submitted a report adverse to the passage of the 
ordinance. 

Aid. Sweeney moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred a resolu- 
tion offered by Aid. Lawler relative to withdrawing 
protection from property of tax lighters, submitted a 
report adverse to its adoption. 
jj Aid. Rosenberg moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevaiied. 

FIRE AND WATER. 

The Committee on Fire and Water, to whom was re- 
ferred a communication from M. W. and F. Lester 
relative to their patent smoke burner, submitted a re- 
port recommending that it be placed on file. 



Aid. CuUerton moved that the report be laid over 
and made the special order for August 7, at 5 o'clock 
P.M. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred the com- 
munication of 0. C. Chase concerning smoke burner, 
submitted a report recommending that it be placed on 
file. 

Aid. White moved that the report be made the 
special order for Monday, August 7, at 5 o'clock P. M. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred communi- 
cations from M. P. Coughlin and James Jenks concern- 
ing smoke burner, submitted a report recommending 
that they be placed on file. 

Aid. White moved that the report be made the special 
order for Monday, August 7, at 5 o'clock P. M. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred the propo- 
sition of M. W. Hazelton concerning his patent smoke 
burner, submitted a report recommending that it be 
accepted. 

Aid. White moved that the report be made the special 
order for Monday, August 7, at 5 o'clock P. M, 

The motion prevailed. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, S. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, South Division, 
to whom was referred the petition of James Gyles con- 
cerning his patent pavement, submitted a report recom- 
mending that it be referred to the Board of Public 
Works. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred an order 
directing certain contractors to complete their con- 
tracts submitted a report without recommendation. 

Aid. Sheridan moved that the report be laid over 
temporarily. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred a petition 
for the abatement of a nuisance at the Stock Yards, 
submitted a report recommending that it be referred to 
the Health Comraissioner. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred a petition 
for the removal of truck stand from Market street, sub- 
mitted a report adverse to the prayer of the petition. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, W. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, West Division, 
to whom was referred a report and ordinance for a side- 
walk on both sides of Shober street, from North 
avenue to its northern terminus, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Baumgarten moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was concurred 
in and the ordinance passed by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Gilbert, Stewart, 
Sheridan, Sommer, CuUerton, Kerber, Tarnow, Lawler, 
Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, White, Throop, McCrea, 
Rawleigh, Cleveland, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, 
Linsenbarth, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — ^26. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred the peti- 
tion of W. Kasper and others for the improvement of 
Canal street, from Adams street to Mitchell street, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that it be laid on the 
table. 

Aid. Baumgarten moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



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136 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred an order 
for the erection of a drinking fountain on the south- 
east corner of Milwaukee and Chicago avenues, sub- 
mitted a report recommending "that the Board of 
Public Works be instructed to erect said drinking 
fountain at said place, provided that the cost of con- 
struction does not exceed $35.00 or $40.00." 

Aid. Baumgarten moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Ballard, Eosenberg, Aldrich, Gilbert, Stewart, 
Sheridan, Sommer, CuUerton, Kerber, Tarnow, Lawler, 
Beidler, Van Osdel, White, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, 
Kyan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Linsenbarth, Sweeney, 
Boser, Kirk— 24. 

Nays — None. 



The same Committeee, to whom was referred a resolu- 
tion directing the Board of Public Works to prepare an 
ordinance for curbing and filling Fulton street, from 
Canal street to Sangamon street, submitted a report, 
recomniending that the Board of Public Works be 
instructed to prepare such ordinance and submit it to 
this Council at their earliest convenience. 

Aid. Smith moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred the peti- 
tion of D. F. Keeney and others, for improvement 
of Simpkins street, from Polk street to Taylor street, 
submitted a report recommending that the prayer of 
the petition be granted, provided ,the petitioners enter 
into bonds to pay the costs of the improvement, and 
wait for their pay until an assessment is made and 
collected, and hold the city harmless from any ex- 
penses connected with the same, etc. 

Aid. Throop moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred a petition 
praying that right of way be given to the Chicago, 
Millington & Western Eailway Company on West 
Twenty-sixth street, and an ordinance for that purpose, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of the 
ordinance. 

Aid. Lawler and Sweeney requested that the report 
be laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, West Divi 
sion, to whom was referred a petition for granting to 
this railway company a right of way on Twenty-sixth 
street, west of the Bridewell, for railway purposes, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, respectfully re- 
port and recommend the passage of the accompanying 
ordinance. Eespectfully, 

JOHN BAUMGARTEN. 
FEED. LODDING. 
A. G. THEOOP. 
S. E. CLEVELAND. 
J. BEIDLER. 
A. H. SMITH. 

Committee. 
The following is the ordinance : 

AN OEDIDANCE 
Concerning the Chicago, Millington & Western Rail- 
way Company. 
Be it enacted by the Common Council of the City of Chi- 
cago : 

Section 1. That permission and authority be and is 
hereby granted to the Chicago, Millington & Western 
Eailway Company to introduce its road into the city of 
Chicago, commencing on the western city limits near 
the center line of Section Twenty-six (26j, Township 
Thirty-nine (39j, Range Thirteen (13), east of the third 
principal meridian; thence on Twenty-sixth street, or 
the line thereof, to a connection with the tracks of the 
Chicago & Southern Railway, where the same are laid 
upon said street under an ordinance of the Common 
Council passed October 26, 1874. 

Sec. 2. And said company may operate its tracks, 
the construction of which is authorized as subject to 
all ordinances of the city governing railroad corpora- 
tions, now in force or which may hereafter be passed. 



Sec. 3. Permission and authority are hereby granted 
to the said .Chicago, Millington & Western Railway 
Company to construct, maintain and operate its rail- 
road, with single or double tracks and all necessary 
switches and turnouts along the line as may be neces- 
sary to transact the ordinary business of said railroad 
company, said track or ti-acks, switches and turnouts to 
be laid, built and constructed subject to the directions 
of the Board of Public Works of the city; and the pav- 
ing and keeping in repair of so much of said streets, 
alleys and crossings as maybe occupied by said rail- 
way company with its trackS, switches and turnouts, 
shall be under the direction of the Board of Public 
Works, and shall be paved and repaired when ordered 
by said Board. 

Sec. 4. Said Chicago, Millington & Western Eail- 
way Company is hereby authorized to run its cars over 
and along said track with steam or such other motive 
power as said company may deem best, siibject, how- 
ever, to all laws and ordinances of the city of Chicago 
relating to railway companies, now in force or which 
may hereafter be passed ; but this section shall not be so 
construed as to authorize said company to construct or 
operate what is commonly known as a horse railroad, 
transporting passengers and baggage to and fro within 
the city of Chicago. 

Sec. 5. Permanent crossings shall be made and 
maintained by said Chicago, Millington & Western 
Eailway Company where said track Or tracks cross any 
street or alley within the limits of the city of Chicago, 
according to the direction of the Board of Public 
Works, or as may be ordered and directed by the Com- 
mon Council of the city, at any and all times during 
the continuance of the franchise hereby granted. 

Sec. 6. The permission and authority hereby grant- 
ed are upon the further express condition that the said 
Chicago, Millington & Western Eailway Company 
shall and will forever indemnify and save harmless the 
city of Chicago against and from any and all damages, 
judgments, decrees and costs, and expenses of the same, 
which it may suffer, or which may be recovered and ob- 
tained against the city by reafon of the granting of 
such privileges and authority, or for or by reason of, or 
growing out of, or resulting from the passage of this 
ordinance, or with the exercise by said company of the 
privileges hereby granted. 

Sec. 7. Said company shall permit any corporation, 
person or persons duly authorized by ordinance of said 
city, to construct side-tracks to intersect any track or 
tracks of said railway company, within the limits of 
said city, for the purpose of conveying property to and 
from said railway to any warehouse, lumber yard, coal 
yard or manufactory situated within one thousand 
(1,000) feet of such railway, and, upon reasonable com- 
pensation being made therefor, shall at all times per- 
mit the owners or lessees of any such side-track, or the 
consignees of any property, to take the cars containing 
such property to him or them consigned to any such 
warehouse, lumber yard, coal yard or manufactory 
situated upon any such side-track; and that such 
owner, lessee or person conducting or carrying on any 
such warehouse, lumber yard, coal yard or manufac- 
tory shall be entitled to have any property taken from 
any such warehouse, lumber yard, coal yard or manu- 
factory over any such side-track to and upon the track 
of said railway, under the directions and regulations of 
said Chicago, Millington & Western Eailway Company, 
without unreasonable delay. Provided, however. That 
any cars so taken shall be returned without any un- 
necessary delay. 

Sec. 8. Said company shall permit any other two rail- 
way companies to use the right of way hereby author- 
ized upon such full and equitable terms as may be 
agreed upon between said other companies jointly and 
severally and said Chicago, Millington & Western Rail- 
way Company ; and, in event of a disagreement as to 
such terms, the same shall be settled and determined 
by three disinterested persons, one to be named by 
such other railway companies and the other by the 
Chicago, Millington & Western Railway Company, and 
the two so chosen to choose a third person, and the 
terms and conditions which shall be agreed and de- 
termined upon by such three persons so chosen, or a 
majority of them, shall be the terms and conditions 
upon which such other railway companies respectively 
shall be allowed to use and occupy the right of way 
hereby authorized, and such other railway companies 
shall, in such case, have the same privileges to run 



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[1876. 



cars upon and across all streets, avenues, alleys and 
highways as are herein granted to said Chicago, Mill- 
ington & Western Eailway Company, and shall be 
subject to all the terms, conditions and restrictions 
contained iu this ordinance to the same extent as said 
Chicago, Millington & Western Railway Company. 

Sec. 9. This ordinance shall take effect and be in 
force from and after its passage and due publication. 

WHARVES AND PUBLIC GROUNDS. 

The Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds, to 
whom was referred the 4)etition of Holmes & Co., for 
lease of end of Nineteenth street at $100 per annum, 
submitted a report adverse to the prayer of the 
petition. 

Aid. Rosenberg moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

LOCAL ASSESSMENTS. 

The Committee on Local Assessments, to whom was 
referred a resolution relative to redemption of tax cer- 
tificates, submitted a report recommending its adoption. 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report and adopt 
the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Comptroller and Finance Commit- 
tee be and they are hereby authorized to obtain any 
assistance, and take such steps as they may deem 
necessary to secure the payment or redemption of tax 
sale certificates belonging to the city ; provided, how- 
ever, all expenses connected therewith shall be paid 
only out of the receipts from such certificates . 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred a com- 
munication from the Board of Public Works relative 
to claims of contractors for fifteen per cent, reserved 
on their contracts, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Cullerton and Sweeney requested that the report 
be laid over and published. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Local Assessments, to whom was 
referred a communication from the Board of Public 
Works and the City Attorney, relative to claim or re- 
serve of fifteen per cent, on contracts with the city, 
and upon which work has been suspended, having had 
the same under advisement, respectfully report that we 
recommend the passage of the order accompanying the 
same. 

FRANK LAWLER, 
M. RYAN, 
M. SWEENEY, 
FRED. LODDING. 

Committee. 

To tJie Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

Common Council assembled : 

Gentlemen : — We enclose lists showing the sums due 
to sewerage and brick contractors for the 15 per cent, 
reserve deducted from the payments made to them for 
the Avork they have already done under these contracts. 

These contracts were awarded last year, and work 
upon them was prosecuted as long as the weather 
would permit before the winter season. This year the 
city has not directed the continuance of the work, and 
the contractors claim that they should at least get this 
reserve if work is not to be resumed. We respectfully 
recommend that your honorable body make some pro- 
vision for the payment of these sums, providing that 
the contractors release the city from all claims for 
damages of every character caused by the failure to 
complete said contracts and the delay in paying this 
reserve ; and, providing further, that said contracts be 
canceled. Some of the contractors express a willing- 
ness to cancel their contracts if they can be paid the 
reserve due them. 

In our judgment, the city's interest would be bettor 
served by the completion of these contracts, but if the 
financial affairs of the city do not justify your honor- 
able body in ordering their completion, then a settle- 
ment should be made with these contractors. 
Very respectfully, 

J. K. THOMPSON, 
LOUIS WAHL, 

Board of Public Works. 



The following is a statement of sewers and bricks 
contracted for in 1875, but not done, with cost of 
same : 

15 per cent. 

Name of contractor and street. reserve. 

Jno. McNichols, Thirty-first and Halsted 

streets ig 532 65 

B. Langhan, Twenty-second, Howard, and 

Eighteenth streets 121 17 

J. P. Dickey, Ogden and Warren avenues, 

Bryan place, and Ashland avenue 309 50 

J. & J. Duffy, Hoyne street, Tuley and Ogden 

avenues • 173 06 

Jas. McNichols, Kinzie, Paulina, Lincoln and 

Roby streets. Artesian avenue, and Leyman 

street 256 30 



Total $1,392 68 

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H. Jones to have delivered 50,000 additional bricks, 
for which vouchers have not yet been issued, 

Correct. W. H. CLARKE, Asst. Eng. 

The following is the order: 

Whereas, Certain persons having contracts to do 
work for the City have partially executed such work, 
but are unable to complete the same by reason of the 
inability of the City to pay therefor as per the terms of 
the contracts ; therefore it is, by the City Council 

Ordered, That in every such case the Comptroller is 
hereby directed to pay, and the Board of Public Works 
to audit, the claims of the contractors for the 15 per 
cent, on the work so completed, which was reserved 



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under the chai'ter, and was d\ie at the time of the 
suspension of sxich work, to the contractor, upon the 
contractor executing a receipt therefor, and signing 
a cancellation of the contract and a release to the City 
for any claim for damages or otlierwise from the City 
by reason of the suspension on the part of the City of 
such work. 

LICENSES. 

The Committee on Licenses, to whom was referred an 
ordinance fixing price of license for pawnbrokers, auc- 
tioneers, junk dealers and dealers in second hand 
goods, submitted a report advei-se to the passage of the 
ordinance. 

Aid. Eosenberg moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

GAS LIGHTS. 

The Committee on Gas Lights, to whom was referred 
the report of the Commissioners to make estimate for 
four lamp posts on Honore street from West Congress 
street to "West Harrison street, submitted a report re- 
commending that the report be approved, and the order 
thereto attached passed. 

Aid. Kawleigh moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the oider. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred an order 
directing the Board of Public Works to prepare an or- 
dinance for a lamp post in front of Lot 5, Block 18, Og- 
den's Addition, submitted a report recommending its 
passage. 

Aid. Kawleigh moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be and are 
hereby directed to prepare an ordinance for one lamp 
post in front of Lot 5, Block 18, Ogden's Addition to 
Chicago, being half way between Milwaukee avenue 
and Indiana street. 

ALSO, 

The same Commitfee, to whom was referred an ordi- 
nance concerning the Coke and Gas Light Company, 
submitted a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Cullerton and Sweeney requested that the report 
be laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

Common Council assembled ': 

Your Committee on Gas Lights, to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance for the Coke Gas Light Company, 
having had the same under advisement, respectfully re- 
port and recommend the pass ige of the same. 

J. T. KAWLEIGH, 
WM. ALDEICH. 

The following is the ordinance : 

AN OEDINANCE 
Concerning the Coke Gas Light Company. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That permission and authority be and 
the same are hereby granted to the Chicago Coke Gas 
Light Company, of the City of Chicago, consisting of 
Aaron French, Chas. H. Armstrong, William N. Young, 
James M. C. McCreighton, et al., to lay its main pipes, 
feeder and service-pipes on any of the avenues, streets, 
highways, alleys, public parks, or squares throughout 
the City of Chicago, subject however, to all the terms 
and conditions of this ordinance. 

Sec. 2. The said corijoration shall not lay its main 
pipes in any such avenue, street, alley, square or park, 
unless it shall at the same time lay down all feeders 
and service-pipes necessary to make connection (with- 
out any subsequent disturbance of the pavement or sur- 
face of such street, alley, highway, square or park), 
with each and all building lots fronting or abutting 
thereon. Said Company shall not charge any person 
desiring to make a connection with any service-pii)e 
laid or to be laid by said Company more than twenty- 
five cents a foot for such service-pipe. 

Sec. 3. That before proceeding to lay down any 
such main pipe, feeder or service-pipe, the said Com- 
pany shall first obtain a permit therefor from the Board 
of Public Works for other board of officers of said city 
that may be authorized to issue the same), and shall 
conform to all the requirements and conditions of such 



permit as to the time and manner of laying such main 
pipe, feeder, or service-pipe, and such requirements 
and conditions as such permit may contain as to the 
manner of paving, repairing, or reconstructing any 
such street, avenue, alley, highway, park or square, in, 
upon, or along which such main pipe, feeder or ser- 
vice-pipe shall be laid. 

Sec. 4. That the said corporation shall do no perma- 
nent injury to any street, sidewalk, alley, avenue, high- 
way, square, or park, or shade tree, nor in any manner 
disturb or interfere with any water-pipe, sewer, or gas- 
pipe now or hereafter laid by said city or any author- 
ized person or corporation, except as expressly permit- 
ted by the terms of the permit issued to said company ; 
and when said corporation shall open ground in the 
same they shall forthwith restore the streets, pave- 
ment, sidewalk, or ground to a condition equally good 
as before, and to such condition as may be required by 
the permit issued therefor, and said corporation shall 
promptly comply with any order or resolution of the 
City Council, or Board of Public Works, or other proper 
authority in reference thereto. 

Sec. 5. The said corporation shall not open or encum- 
ber more of any street, avenue, alley, highway, or pub- 
lic ground at any one time than may be necessary to 
enable it to proceed with advantage in laying of any 
such main pipe, feeder, or service-pipe, nor any more 
than shall be peimitted by the permit that may be 
issued for laying such main pipe, feeder, or service-pipe, 
nor shall such corporation permit any such street, 
avenue, alley, highway, or public ground to remain 
open or encumbered for a longer period than shall bo 
necessary to execute the work for which the same shall 
have been opened, or without putting up the necessary 
barriers or lights so as to effectually prevent the hap- 
pening of and accident in consequence of such opening 
or encumbering of such street, alley, avenue, highway 
or public grounds. 

Sec. 6. The said corporation shall be liable to and 
shall compensate the city of Chicago and any private 
individual, owner or owners, or parties interested in 
any property adjacent to any street, avenue, highway, 
alley, public ground, square or park opened or injured 
by them for all damages which may result from leaks 
of pipes or by reason of said corporation having opened 
or encumbered any such street, avenue,''alley, sidewalk, 
highway, public ground, square or park in said city. 

Sec. 7. The said corporation shall be subject to all 
present and future general oi'dinances of the city of 
Chicago in regard to gas companies, and the city of 
Chicago shall have the right at any time, by ordinance, 
to provide for the appointment of one or more inspect- 
ors of gas, with all the power and authority incident to 
such a position, and which the said city may deem 
necessary to protect the city of Chicago in its corporate 
rights, and individual consumers of gas against oppres- 
sion or fraud ; and, if the paid city shall deem it neces- 
sary, to require any such inspector (or other city offi- 
cial) to certify to the correctness of all gas bills of con- 
sumers of gas furnished by said corporation. 

Sec. 8. The said corporation shall supply gas light 
under uniform and sufficieut pressure, between sunset 
and sunrise of each day, and the quality of the same 
shall be as nearly uniform as practicable, averaging for 
any one month not less than fourteen sperni candles 
burning one hundred and twenty grains per hour, to 
be determined by authorized photometrical tests, a five- 
foot burner being used. 

Sec. 9. The rights and privileges hereby granted are 
upon the express condition that no gas flov/ing through 
any main pipe, feeder or service-pipe laid by said cor- 
poration, or by its authority, shall be charged for to 
consumers thereof at a rate exceeding two 25-100 dol- 
lars per thotisand cubic feet, and should the city of 
Chicago, as a coriwration, at any time become a con- 
sumer thereof, said corporation shall not charge said 
city of Chicago at a rate exceeding $1.75-100 per 
thousand cubic feet, and to collect or attempt to col- 
lect at a greater rate than said sum of $2.25-100 pcir 
thousand cubic feet for gas consumed as aforesaid, and 
$1.75-100 per thousand cubic feet for gas consumed by 
the said city of Chicago as aforesaid from any su{;h 
main pipe, feeder or service-pipe, shall work a forfeit- 
ure of the rights and privileges hereby granted. 

Sec. 10. In event the said corporation, within one 
year from the passage of thi^ ordina,nce, shall not have 
built and completed gas works in said city sufficiently 
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gas to an amount not less than five million feet in 
every thirty days, and shall not have commenced such 
works and expended thereon at least one hundred (100) 
thousand dollars within one year from the passage of 
this ordinance, or if said corporation shall at any time 
enter into any combination, directly or indirectly, with 
any other gas company or companies concerning the 
rate (or price) to be charged for gas either to the city 
or private consumers, or if said corporation shall di- 
rectly or indirectly sell, lease or transfer its franchises 
and privileges to any other gas company or com- 
panies, or if said company, after having commenced to 
manufacture gas, shall cease for a period of more than 
ten consecutive days (unless by reason of unavoidable 
accident) to furnish gas through their said pipes, the 
rights and privileges hereby granted shall cease and be 
of no force or effect. 

Seo. 11. This ordinance shall not be in force until 
accepted by said corporation, such acceptance to be 
within thirty days from its passage, and until the said 
company shall have, within said thirty days, given (and 
filed in the City Clerk's office) a bond to said city with 
two or more good an^ sufficient securities in the penal 
sum of $200,000, conditioned that the said corporation 
will faithfully comply with and observe all the pro- 
visions of this ordinance, and of all present and future 
general ordinances of said city concerning gas com- 
panies, and will, within one year from the passage of 
this ordinance, build and complete gas works in said 
city sufficiently extensive to enable it to manufacture 
and distribute gas to an amount not less than 5,000,000 
feet in every thirty days, and that the rate to be 
charged to consumers of gas which may flow through 
the pipes laid by said corporation or by its authority 
shall never exceed the said sum of $2.25 per thousand 
cubic feet, and that the rate to be charged to said city 
of Chicago, should it become a consumer, as aforesaid, 
shall never exceed the said sum of $1.75-100 per thou- 
sand cubic feet, and that said corporation will not sell, 
lease, or transfer its franchises and privileges to any 
other gas company, and shall and will not enter into 
any combination with any other gas company con- 
cerning the rate (or price) to be charged for gas, and to 
pay all damages which the city of Chicago or any con- 
sumer of the gas furnished by said corporation shall 
suffer by reason of any failure of said company to per- 
form any of the obligations or conditions of this ordi- 
nance, such bond and sureties to be approved by the 
Mayor. 

Sec. 12. This ordinance shall bo in force fi'om and 
after its passage and acceptance as herein provided. 



The same Committee, to. whom was referred an ordi- 
nance concerning the ConsumeiV Gas Light and Coke 
Company, submitted a report recommending its passage. 

Aid Cullerton and Ryan requested that the report be 
laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the Oitij of Chicago in 
Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Gas Lights, to whom was referred 
an ordinance for the Consumers' Gas Light and Coke 
Company, having had the same under advisement re- 
spectfully report and recommend the passage of the 
same. 

J. T. RAWLEIGH. 
WM. ALDRICH. 

Commiltee. 
The following is the ordinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 
Concerning the Consumers' Gas Light and Coke Com- 
pany. 

Section 1. That permission and authority be and the 
same are hereby granted to the Consumers' Gas Light 
and Coke Company of the City of Chicago, County of 
Cook, and State of Illinois, to lay its gas mains, con- 
ductors, feeders, servi(;e-pipes, and all necessary ap- 
paratus for the distribution of illuminating gas on any 
of the streets, lands, avenues, alleys, parks, squares, or 
pnblic ways or grounds of the city of Chicago, subject, 
however, to such restrictions and conditions as are, or 
may be lawfully imposed upon the Chicago Gas Light 
and Coke Company, and the Peoples' Gas Light and 
Coke Company now established and doing business in 
the city of Chicago, and all such further liabilities as 
the said Company would be held liable for at common 



law, to citizens, other corporations, or to the city of 
Chicago. 

Sec. 2. The maximum price to be paid by private 
consumers shall not exceed two dollars and fifty cents 
per one thousand cubic feet for sixteen candle gas, the 
city of Chicago for its street lamps. City Hall, engine 
houses, and other public buildings, belonging to and 
used by said city, to be charged at a rate not to exceed 
two dollars per one thousand cubic feet for sixteen 
candle gas, and at no time shall the price exceed the 
average rate paid by cities bordering on the Upper 
Lakes. 

Seo. 3. The said Consumers' Gas Light and Coke 
Company shall expend not less than one hundred 
thousand dollars in the purchase of ground, erection of 
works and laying of mains within one year from the 
date of the passage of this ordinance. Said Gas Works 
to, be constructed and ready for the manufacture of gas 
within two years from the passage of this ordinance. 
And unless said Gas Works be so constructed within 
the time above specified, the said Company shall for- 
feit any and all franchises and privileges granted by 
this ordinance. 

Sec 4. The said Consumers' Gas Light and Coke 
Company shall execute to the city of Chicago a good 
and sufficient bond in the penal sum of two hundred 
thousand dollars, with two or more sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor and City Comptroller conditional 
to save harmless the city of Chicago from any damages 
that may arise, as provided for in Section 1 of this 
ordinance. 

Sec. 5. The said Company shall be subject to all or- 
dinances and regulations with reference to the opening 
of streets and repairing of the same as now exist and 
are imposed on the present existing Gas Companies. 

Sec. C. The gas manufactured and sold by said Com- 
pany shall be subject to the same tests and regulations 
as are now imposed on the Chicago Gas Light and Coke 
Company, and Peoples' Gas Light and Coke Company. 

Sec. 7. Any sale or transfer of the rights and priv- 
ileges hereby granted to any person, firm, or corporation, 
shall work a forfeiture of all the rights, privileges and 
franchises granted by this ordinance. 

Sec. 8. The said corporation shall be subject to all 
present and future general ordinances applicable to 
present existing gas companies with reference to in- 
spectors, and the protection of the rights of the city 
and private consumers. 

Sec. 9. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage and its acceptance by said Company. 

Aid. White moved that the ordinance concerning the 
Coke Gas Light Company and the Consumers Gas Light 
and Coke Company be made the special order for Mon- 
day, August 7, at 4.30 o'clock, P. M. 

The motion prevailed. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred the ques- 
tion of reducing the expense of lighting the city, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of an ac- 
companying order. 

Aid. Cullerton and Ryan requested that the report be 
laid over and published. 

The following is the report; 
To the Mayor amd Aldermen of the Oily of Chicago in 

Common Covmcil assembled: 

Your Committee on Gas Lights, to whom was referred 
the question of reducing the expense of lighting the 
city, having had the same under advisement, respect- 
fully report the following order, and recommend the 
passage of the same. 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be and 
they are hereby directed to change the burners on the 
street lamps throughout the city from five-foot to three- 
foot burners, and that the change be made as rapidly 
as possible. 

J. T. RAWLEIGH, 
WM. ALDRICH, 
JOHN L. THOMPSON. 
Committee. 

PRINTING. 

The Committee on Printing, to whom was referred 
a resolution dire('ting the Comptroller to advertise for 
bids for city printing in German, submitted a report 
recommending its adoption. 



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Aid. Sommer moved to concur in the report and 
adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted. 

Resolved, That the Comptroller be and he is hereby 
directed to invite from the publishers of the daily Ger- 
man papei-s of this city proposals for doing the adver- 
tising for the various departments of the city govern- 
ment. 

MA.EKETS. 

The Committee on Markets, to whom was i-eferred 
the appointment of Frank Kichter as City Weigher at 
corner of North avenue and Elston avenue, submitted 
a report recommending that the appointment be con- 
finned. 

Aid. Kerber moved to concur in the report, and con- 
firm the appointment. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Teas — Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Gilbert, Stewart, 
Sheridan, Sommer, Kerber, Tarnow, Beidler, Van Os- 
del, Smith, White, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleve- 
land, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Linsenbarth, Swee- 
ney, Boser, Kirk — 24. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred the petition 
of Lorenz Maierhofer, for appointment as City Weigher 
corner Market Square and Archer Avenue, submitted a 
report recommending that the prayer of the petition 
be granted. 

Aid. Kerber moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred the ap- 
pointment of Anton LaMotte, as City Weigher at 632 
Larrabee street, submitted a report recommending 
that the appointment be concurred in. 

Aid. Sweeney moved to concur in the report and con- 
fi i-m the appointment. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Gilbert, Stewart, 
Sommer, Kerber, Tarnow, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, 
White, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Ryan, Baumgar- 
ten, Niesen, Linsenbarth, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 22. 

Nays. — None. 

PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 

Aid. Van Osdel, of the Committee on Publio Build- 
ings, asked for further time in which to make a report 
concerning the construction of the City Hall which 
was 

Granted. 

SELECT COMMITTEES. 

The Select Committee, to whom was referred the sub- 
ject of reorganizing the Board of Public Works, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of an ordi- 
nance to abolish said Board. 



Aid. CuUerton and Ryan requested that the report be 
laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the Oity of Chicago in 

Common Council assembled : 

Your Select Committee, to whom was referred the 
resolution adopted June 21, 1876, in reference to the 
reorganization of the Board of Public Works, having 
had the same under advisement, respectfully report the 
accompanying ordinance and recommend its passage. 
J. W. STEWART. 
J. BEIDLER. 
JAMES A. KIRK. 

Committee. 

The following is the ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 
To abolish the Board of Public Works. 
Be U ordained by the City Council of the Oily of Chicago : 

Section 1. The Board of Public Works of the city 
of Chicago, as the same is at present constituted, is 
hereby abolished. 

Sec. 2. There is hereby created the office of Com- 
missioner of Public Works. Such Commissioner shall 
be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City 
Council, and shall receive an annual salary of $3,000 
per annum, and shall hold his office during the period 
for which the Mayor who appoints him is elected and 
until his successor is appointed and qualified, unless 
sooner removed in accordance with law; such Com- 
missioner shall, before entering upon the duties of his 
office, give a bond to the city for the faithful perform- 
ance of his duties in the penal sum of $100,000. 

Sec. 3. Said Commissioner shall appoint a Secretary 
who shall perform the duties now performed by the 
Secretary of the Board of Public Works, and such 
other duties as he may, from time to time, be directed 
to perform. There shall also be appointed by such 
Commissioner such other subordinates, clerks and as- 
sistants as are necessary to the doing of the work of the 
Department, not to exceed in number or the amount of 
their salaries those now provided for in the Board of 
Public Works. 

Sec. 4. Said Commissioner shall perform all the du- 
ties heretofore performed by Commissioners of the 
Board of Public Works, and shall have all the power 
and authority which said Commissioners have pos- 
sessed; provided, that in the letting of all contracts 
for public works and purchases for the city, the Mayor 
and City Comptroller shall act with said Commissioner 
and each of such officers touching such matters shall 
have equal authority with said Commissioner. 

Sec. 5. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Baumgarten moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed, and the Council stood ad- 
journed. 

CASPAR BUTZ, 

City aerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL 



REGULAR MEETING. 



-A--a.gr-v:Lst rrtl^., IQ'T'©. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present — Aldermen Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, 
Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lod- 
ding, Cullerton, Kerber, Tarnow, O'Brien, Lawler, 
Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, White, Briggs, Throop, 
McCrea, Eawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Mur- 
phy, Sweeney, Boser and Kirk. 

Absent — Aldermen Pearsons and McAuley, and His 
Honor the Mayor. 

Aid. Eawleigh moved that Aid. Aldrich take the 
chair. 
The motion prevailed. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Kirk moved that the minutes of the regular 
meeting, held July 31, 1876, be approved without being 
read. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
from His Honor the Mayor: 
To the Honorable the City Council of the City of Chicago : 

Gentlemejj : — The retrenchments which your honor- 
able body have inaugurated in the administration of the 
affairs of the Municipal Government have received, 
and must continue to receive, the plaudits of every 
citizen who favors an economical and honest public 
service. But the fact must not be lost sight of that 
these measures will fall far short of serving their full 
purpose, if the work of retrenchment is to end here. 
The present disturbed condition of our finances de- 
mands incessant and increased exertions on our part in 
the reduction of municipal expenses ; and whenever 
and wherever a dollar can be saved to the city without 
jeopardizing its true interests, I hold it to be the duty 
of every official to use his utmost endeavors to that 
end. And I am pleased to add that every city official, 
80 far as I am informed, is in full accord with these 
views. 

My approval of the ordinance reducing the salaries 
of certain employes was given because 1 believe that 
the best interests of our city would be subserved by so 



doing. By that ordinance your honorable body pro- 
vided for a reduction in the salary of every official and 
employe which you had the lawful authority to reduce, 
and the only objection which could be urged against it 
is its want of completeness. But such result comes 
from no error of yours. .The fault is wholly with the 
law. 

Having then reduced the salaries of the city em- 
ployes so far as the same could legally be done by legis- 
lation, it seems to me equity and exact justice require 
that all should be treated alike; that oflficials whose 
salaries the law cannot reach should voluntarily sub- 
mit to a reduction in their compensation in the same 
proportion as those whom the law has reached. 

The necessities of our city at the present time appeal 
alike to every officer, whether elected or appointed to 
the heads of departments, as much as to mere em- 
ployes, and, so far as I have any personal knowledge or 
information, every officer will cheerfully submit to 
such reduction as your honorable body may deem just 
and proper to make. I would, therefore, recommend 
the passage of a resolution making an equitable and 
reasonable reduction in the salary of every official who 
stands unaffected by the ordinance above referred to, 
and requesting each such official to signify in writing 
his acceptance of such reduced salary. Confident that 
these suggestions will receive the consideration which 
they merit, 1 am respectfully yours, 

M. HEATH, Mayor. 

Aid. Sweeney moved that the communication be ac- 
cepted and plpvced on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, Chk^ago, Aug. 7, 1876. 
To the Honorable City Council of the Oity of Chicago : 

Gentlemen : — As I deem it necessary and expedient 
that an Assistant City Weigher be established at No. 
619 Milwaukee avenue, by virtue of the power and au- 
thority conferred upon me by law, I hereby appoint 
Thos. J. Foster as such Weigher, and respectfully ask 
the concurrence of your honorable body in such ap- 
pointment. Respectfully, 

M. HEATH, Mayor. 



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Aid. Ryan moved to confirm the appointment of 
Thomas J. Foster as Assistant City Weigher. 
The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Teas — Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gilbert, 
Stewart, Sommer, Lodding, CuUerton, Tamow, Lawler, 
Beidler, Van Osdel, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, 
"Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Leng- 
acher, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk 
—28. 

Nays — None. 

The City Attorney submitted a communication con- 
cerning a resolution directing the employment of M. 
F. Tuley as Special Counsel in the case of Rumsey vs. 
the City of Chicago, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary, 

The Comptroller submitted a communication con- 
cerning copies of contracts with gas companies in the 
city of Chicago, which, on motion of Aid. Cullerton, 
was f 

Laid over and published. 

The following is the communication : 

Comptroller's Office, Chicago, July 31, 1876. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

City Council assembled : 

In response to a resolution adopted by your honora- 
ble body, July 18, 1876, I herewith submit a copy of 
the contracts now existing between the city of Chicago 
and the "People's Gas Light and Coke Company " and 
the *' Chicago Gas Light and Coke Company." 

Respectfully submitted. 

JOHN A. FARWELL, 

Comptroller. 

Articles of agreement made and entered into this 
fifth day of October, in the year 1869, between the Peo- 
ple's Gas Light and Coke Company of the city of Chi- 
cago and State of Illinois, party of the first part, and 
the city of Chicago, party of the second part, witness- 
eth that whereas the Common Council of said city did, 
at their meeting, held on the 4th day of Octqber, A. D. 
1869, pass the following engrossed order, viz. : 

Besohed, That the Mayor and Comptroller be and 
they are hereby authorized and directed to contract 
with the People's Gas Light and Coke Company for 
furnishing gas to the city for its street lamps, public 
buildings and offices in the West Division of the city 
for the term of ten years, dating from April 1, 1869 : 
Provided the price to be paid for said gas shall not ex- 
ceed three (3) dollars for 1000 cubic feet. 

Now, therefore, these articles witness that the said party 
of the first part, for and in consideration of the covenants 
and agreements hereinafter contained on the part of 
the said city of Chicago, to be by it kept and performed, 
hereby covenant and agree to furnish said city of Chi- 
cago illuminating gas required for burning in all the 
street lamps and all the public oflBces and other build- 
ings belonging to said city along the lines of the gas 
mains of the said Company in the West Division of 
said city for the sum of three (3) dollars per thousand 
cubic feet of Gas, and the government tax, payable 
quarter-yearly. 

The amount of gas consumed in said street lamps to 
be ascertained quarter-yearly in the manner in which 
the same has been heretofore ascertained under the 
last contract between the said city of Chicago and the 
Chicago Gas Light and Coke Company. 

The time of lighting and extinguishing the street 
lamps furnished with gas by said Company shall be in 
accoi-dance with the time table now used until the 
Common Council shall adopt some other and different 
one, when the same shall be adopted by the party of 
the first part. 

Provided, That the reasonable cost of lighting, ex- 
tinguishing and keeping the lamps clean shall be paid 
to said company by the city. 

And the said city of Chicago, acting by its Mayor 
and Comptroller, hereby agrees to take and use il- 
luminating gas of the said company for all public 
street lamps, and for all its public buildings and offices 
fin which Ituildings or offices gas is or mqy be re- 
quired) along the lines of the gae mains of said com- 
pany in the West Division of said city, and pay the 
said company for the same the sum of three dollars 
($3) per thousand cubic feet of gas, and the govern- 
ment tax, payable quarter-yearly. 



This contract shall take effect, as to the price to be 
paid for gas, from the first day of April in the presen t 
year (1869), and shall continue and b^ in force for and 
during and until the full end and term of ten years 
from the last mentioned date (April 1, 1869). 

It is further agreed by and between the parties to 
the foregoing contract that said party of the first part 
shall, whenever and as often as required by the city, 
place at some convenient and suitable locality within 
each lamp-lighter's district where gas is used in the 
West Division of said city, said locality to be first 
located and furnished by said city, at least one meter 
for the purpose of ascertaining and measuring the 
quantity of gas used in said district by said party of 
the second part for the purpose specified in this con- 
tract. 

And it is further agreed that, when and as often as 
said meters shall be examined by the said party of the 
first part for the purpose of ascertaining the amount of 
gas consumed as aforesaid, the said party of the second 
part may send its officers, agents or employes to be 
present at and take part in said examination on be- 
half of said party of the second part, whenever and as 
often as said party of the second part shall desire to do 
the same, and shall so notify the said party of the first 
part. It being understood that the first day of every 
month is the day (as a general rule) for taking the 
statement of the meter. 

In witness whereof, the said party of the first part 
has caused these presents to be signed by its President 
and attested by its Secretary and its corporate seal to 
be affixed, and the party of the second part has caused 
the same to be signed by the Mayor and Comptroller 
of the city of Chicago, and the same to be attested by 
the Clerk of said city and the seal of the city to be 
hereunto affixed, this 5th day of October, in the year 
one thousand eight hundred and sixty-nine. 
rCJ. S. Internan A. M. BILLINGS, 

L Rev., 5 cts. J Pres. P. G. dt C. Co. 

Attest: 
[seal.] H. W. Zimmerman, Secretary. 
J. B. RICE, 

Mayor. 
[SEAL OF CITY.] WALTER KIMBALL, 

Comptroller. 
Attest : 

A. H. BoDMAN, City Clerk. 

Office of the People's Gas Light and Coke Co. 
Chicago, April 4, 1873. 

I, H, W. Zimmerman, Secretary of the People's Gas 
Light and Coke Company, do hereby certify that the 
above and foregoing is a true copy of the agreement 
now existing between the city of Chicago and this 
Company, as appears from the original on file in this 
office. 

Witness my hand and the corporate seal of said Com- 
pany, on the day and year first above written. 

H. W. ZIMMERMAN, 
[Seal of People's Gas Co.] Secretary. 

Articles of agreement made and entered into the 
13th day of May, in the year one thousand eight hun- 
dred and fifty-nine, between the Chicago Gas Light and 
Coke Company of the city of Chicago and State of Illi- 
nois, party of the first part, and the city of Chicago, 
party of the second part, witnesseth that the said party 
of the first part, for and in consideration of the covenants 
and agreements hereinafter contained on the part of 
said city of Chicago, to be by it kept and performed, 
hereby covenants and agrees to furnish to said city of 
Chicago the Gas required for burning in all the street 
lamps and all the public offices and other buildings be- 
longing to said city along the lines of the gas mains of 
the said Company for the sum of two dollars per 
thousand cubic feet of gas, payable quarter-yearly. 
The amount of gas consumed in said street lamps to be 
ascertained quarter-yearly in the manner hereinafter 
specified. The said Company further covenants and 
agrees that during this contract the price of gas to be 
furnished by it to private consumers shall never exceed 
the sum of three dollars per thousand cubic feet of gas, 
and that it will not raise the price of gas to private 
consumers beyond the present rate of two dollars and 
fifty cents per thousand cubic feet of gas, unless, upon 
an economical management of said Company, the net 
profits of its business shall fall below three per cent, 
per annum. 



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It being further agreed on the part of said Company 
that the price of gas furnished by it to private consumers 
shall not, in any event, be raised beyond the sum of 
two dollars and iifty cents per thousand cubic feet of 
gas before the tenth daj' of February, in the year 
one thousand eight hundred and six^ly-two. 

The said company also consents and agrees to extend 
its gas pipes out West Madison street as far as Robey 
street, or half a mile beyond the Bull's Head ; also out 
West Randolph street and West Lake street as far as 
Union Park; also out State street as far as South 
street ; also out on Milwaukee avenue to Block num- 
bered nineteen (19), in Section numbered five (5); also 
out Xorth Clark street to the Cemetery ; also out North 
Wells street to North avenue; all of the above exten- 
sions to be made within one year from the date of this 
contract. 

The time of lighting and extinguishing the street 
lamps furnished with gas by said company shall be in 
accordance with the time table for lighting and extin- 
guishing the street gas lamps hereunto annexed and 
made a part of this instrument. 

The said company shall light and extinguish said 
lamps and keep the same clean, and each lamp-lighter 
shall commence lighting and extinguishing at the same 
lamp, and exISnguish in the same order he lighted; for 
which service said citj' shall pay to said company two 
cents per night for each lamp, until the number of 
lamps lighted by said company shall exceed five hun- 
dred, after which the price shall be ooe cent per lamp. 

The quantity of gas consumed in said street lamps 
shall be ascertained by causing two or more lamps in 
each division of the city to be set with meter attached, 
tested to measure gas correctly, and taking the average 
amount of gas consumed therein as the basis for ascer- 
taining the total consumption. 

The size of the gas burner to be hereafter used shall 
be that known as the " five cubic feet per hour " 
burner. 

The said company shall hereafter set street lamps 
along the line of its street mains at a distance apart 
not exceeding two hundred feet from post to post for 
the following named prices, to be paid by said city : 
Eight dollars and fifty cents per post, the city to fur- 
nish the post, lantern and glass, and the 
company to furnish the service pipe, pillar cock 
and burner, or twenty-six dollars and seventy-five 
cents per post, the company furnishing everything, but 
it is fully understood that the city shall have the option 
of furnishing the post, lantern and glass, or not. 

The said city shall protect the said street lamps from 
freezing and keep the same in repair. 

The said city may appoint some competent person or 
persons, who shall be styled the Inspector or Inspectors 
of Gas Meters, and authorize him or them, upon any 
complaint being made to him or them by a consumer 
of gas within the city, that his, her or their gas meter 
does not measure gas correctly, to examine, test and 
rectify the same, the expense thereof to be paid by 
said company in case such meter shall indicate more 
than the actual quantity consumed, and by the person 
complaining in case such meter shall indicate the 
actual amount of gas consumed, or less. The powers 
and duties of the said Inspector of Gas Meters to be 
more fully set forth and defined in an ordinance now 
in force, or to be hereafter passed by the Common 
Council of said city. 

The said gas company are hereby permitted to con- 
nect their service pipe Avith all street lamps and public 
buildings along the line of their mains, provided that 
such connections shall be made expeditiously without 
unnecessary injury to the street and free of any charge 
to said city, and the said City of Chicago, in consider- 
ation of the premises, hereby agrees to take and use 
the gas of the said company for all the public street 
lamps and for all its public buildings and offices (where 
gas is required^ along the line of the gas mains of said 
company, and pay the said company for the same the 
sum of two dollars per thousand cubic feet, payable 
quarter-yearly ; and to pay said company for light- 
ing, extinguishing and cleaning said street lamps two 
cents per night for each lamp until the number of 
lamps lighted by said comjiany shall exceed five hun- 
dred, after which, to pay for such service only one 
cent for each lamp, payable quarter-yearly ; also to pay 
for setting lamp posts the prices hereinbefore specified, 
at the time of the completion of each new post, or as 
the work progresses. 



This contract shall be in force for and during and 
until the full end and term of ten years from the date 
thereof. 

In witness whereof, the said party of the first part 
has caused these presents to be signed by its President 
and attested by its Secretary and its seal to be affixed, 
and the party of the second part has caused the same 
to be signed by the Mayor and Comptroller of the city 
and the city seal to be affixed, the day and year first 
above written. 

HUGH T. DICKEY, 
Pres. C. G. L. & C. Co. ■ 
Attest : 
[seal] James K. Burtis, Secretary. 

JNO. C. HAINES, 

Mayor. 
SAML. D. WARD, 
City Comptroller. 
Attest : 
[seal] H. Kreisman, City Cleric. 

Articles of agreement made and entered into this 
second day of June, in the year one thousand eight 
hundred and sixty-nine, between the Chicago Gas 
Light and Coke Company, of the city, of Chicago and 
State of Illinois, party of the first part, and the City of 
Chicago, party ot the second part, witnesseth that : 
Whereas, the Common Council of said city did, at their 
meeting held on the 31st day of May, A. D. 1869, pass 
the following order, viz. : 

Ordered, That the Mayor and Comptroller be and 
they are hereby authorized and directed to make and 
execute a contract on behalf of the City of Chicago 
with the Chicago Gas Light and Coke Company to 
furnish all the street lamps and all the public offices 
and other buildings belonging to said city where gas is 
required along the lines of the gas mains of the said 
Company, in the North and South Divisions of said 
City, with illuminating gas for the term of ten years 
from the 13th day of May, 1869, upon such terms and 
conditions as the said Mayor and Comptroller may 
think best, provided that the price to be paid shall not 
exceed two dollars and seventy-five cents ($2.75) per 
1,000 cubic feet, exclusive of Government tax. 

Now, therefore, these articles -witness that the said 
party of the first part, for and in consideration of the 
covenants and agreements hereinafter contained on the 
part of said City of Chicago, to be by it kept and per- 
formed, hereby covenants and agrees to furnish said 
City of Chicago the illuminating gas required for 
burning in all the street lamps and all the public 
offices and other buildings belonging to said City along 
the lines of the gas mains of the said Company in the 
North and South Divisions of said city, for the sum of 
two dollars and fifty cents ($2.60) per thousand cubic 
feet of gas, and the Government tax, payable quarter- 
yearly, the amount of gas consumed in said street 
lamps to be ascertained quarter-yearly in the manner 
in which the same has been heretofore ascertained 
under the last contract between the said parties. 

The time of lighting and extinguishing the street 
lamps furnished with gas by said Company shall be in 
accordance \vith the time-table now used, until the 
Common Council of said city shall adopt some other 
and different one, when the same shall be adopted by 
the said party of the first part ; Provided, That the 
reasonable cost of lighting and extinguishing and 
keeping the lamps clean shall be paid to said Company 
by the City. 

And the said city of Chicago, acting by its Mayor 
and Comptroller, hereby agrees to take and use the il- 
luminating gas of the said Company for all public 
street lamps and for all its public buildings and offices 
(in which buildings and offices gas is or may be re- 
quired) along the lines of the gas mains ol said Com- 
pany in the North and South Divisions of said city, 
and pay the said Company for the same the sum of two 
dollars and fifty cents ($2.50) per thousand cubic feet 
of gas, and the government tax, payable quarter-yearly. 

This contract shall take efi"ect, as to the price to be 
paid for gas, from the thirteenth day of May in this 
present year, one thousand eight hundred and sixty- 
nine, and shall continue and be in force for and during 
and until the full end and term of ten years from the 
last mentioned date (13th May, 1869). 

In witness whereof, the said party of the first part has 
c&useri these presents to be signed by its President and 
attested by its Secretary and its corporate seal to be 
affixed, and the party of "the second part has caused the 



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same to be signed by the Mayor and Comptroller of the 
city of Chicago, and the same to be attested by the 
Clerk of said city, and the seal of the city to be hereto 
affixed, this second day of June, in the year one thou- 
sand eight hundred and sixty-nine. 

HUGH T. DICKEY, 
Attest: Prest. C. G. L. & C. Co. 

Jas. K. Burtis, 

Secretary. 

J. B. RICE, 

Mayor. 
WALTER KIMBALL, 
Attest: City Comptroller. 

A. H. BODMAN, 

C% Clerk. 

Chicago, April 1, 1872. 
I hereby certify that the annexed is a true copy of 
the contract existing between the city of Chicago and 
the Chicago Gas Light and Coke Company for lighting 
the street lamps in North and South Chicago. 

JAS. K. BUETIS, 

Secretary. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commissioners 
to make estimate for curbing, filling and paving sundry 
lots on West Polk street, from Halsted street to Center 
avenue. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make estimate for 
curbing and paving sundry lots on Fulton street, from 
Sangamon street to Elizabeth street. 

Aid. White moved that the report be referred to the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, West Division. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Board of Public Works submitted a report and 
ordinance establishing sidewalk width on Eugenie 
street from North Clark street to Sedgwick street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Niesen, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by 
yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, CuUerton, 
Kerber, Tarnow, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, 
White, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Whee- 
ler, Ryan, Baumgai-ten, Niesen, Lengacher, Linsen- 
barth, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 31. 

Nays — Waldo — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the sidewalk width on Eugenie 
street, from North Clark street to Sedgwick street, be 
and the same is hereby established at fourteen feet. 

Srx'. 2. That all ordinances or parts of ordinances 
be and the same are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its 



SPECIAL ORDER. 

The Chair directed that the special order, the report 
of the Committee on Schools on appointment of T. J. 
Bluthardt, J. C. Richberg, Ingwell Oleson, J. P. din- 
ger and Thomas Wilce as members of the Board of Ed- 
ucation, be now taken up. 

Aid. Sommer moved that the report be not concurred 
in. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to lay the motion of Aid Som- 
mer on the table. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas— Ballard, Aldrich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, 
Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, 



Rav^leigh, Cleveland, Waldo, Linsenbarth, Kirk — 16. 

A%s— Rosenberg, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cul- 
lerton, Kerber, Tarnow, O'Brien, Lawler, White, 
Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Lengacher, Mur- 
phy, Sweeney, Bosf r — 18. 

Aid. Van Osdel submitted a communication received 
by him relative to the Board of Education. 

The Chair — Aid. Aldrich — decided that the communi- 
cation was an improper one, and ruled it out of order. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the communication be read, 
and the motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Teas—Thompson, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cul- 
lerton, Kerber, Tarnow, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, Van 
Osdel, Smith, White, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Raw- 
leigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, 
Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Mui-phy, Sweeney, 
Boser, Kirk— 29. 

Nays — Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Gilbert, Stewart 
—5. 

Aid. Sheridan moved to take up the appointments 
separately. 

Aid. Smith moved that the report be recommitted to 
the Committee on Schools, with instructions to report 
back in one week. 

Aid. Sweeney called for the previous qu( stion and 
the call was sustained. 

The question being on the motion of Aid. Smith to 
recommit, it was carried by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Teas— Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Kerber, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, 
Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Baum- 
garten, Waldo, Linsenbarth, Boser, Kirk— 20. 

JVaz/s- Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, CuUerton, Tar- 
now, O'Brien, Lawler, White, Ryan, Niesen, Lengacher, 
Murphy, Sweeney — 13. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the Committee be in- 
structed to report on the truth of the charges made 
against certain members of the Board of Education, 
and that they call for witnesses, etc. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. CuUerton moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Sommer, Lodding, CuUerton, O'Brien, Lawler, 
McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Ryan, Baumgarten, 
Niesen, Waldo, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney— 15. 

iVays— Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Sheridan, Kerber, Tarnow, Beidler, Van 
Osdel, Smith, White, Briggs, Throop, Lengacher, Boser, 
Kirk— 18. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the Council take a recess 
until 7:30. 

Aid. CuUerton moved to lay the motion on the table, 
and his motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Yeas — Sommer, Lodding, CuUerton, O'Brien, Lawler, 
Beidler, Van Osdel, Briggs, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleve- 
land, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, 
Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney — 19. 

iVaj/s— Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Sheridan, Kerber, Smith, White, Throop, 
Boser, Kirk— 13. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that when the Council adjourn 
it be until Wednesday, August 9, at 7:30 P. M. 

Aid. Sweeney moved, as an amendment, that when 
the Council adjourn it be until Friday, August 11, at 
7:30 o'clock P. M. 

The amendment prevailed. 

Aid. CuUerton moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion prevailed and the Council stood ad- 
journed untU Friday, August 11, at 7:30 P. M. 

CASPAR BUTZ, 
City Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING. 



-^■a-g-vLst iitia., isrre. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present — Aid. Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson 
Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Culler- 
ton, Kerber, Tarnow, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler,Van Os 
del, Smith, A;Vhite, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh 
Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Mesen, Waldo, 
Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser. 
Kirk. 

Absent — Aid. Pearsons, McAuley and His Honor, the 
Mayor. 

Aid. Aldrich in the chair. 

The Chair directed that the special order, the reports 
of the Committee on Gas Lights on ordinances for new 
gas companies, be now taken up. 

Aid. White moved that the ordinance concerning 
the Consumers' Gas Light and Coke Company be passed. 

Aid. Gilbert, during debate, ofifered an opinion of the 
Corporation Counsel concerning the validity of the con- 
tracts with the gas companies. 

Aid. Cullerton objected to its being read. . 

The Chair overruled the objections. 

Aid. Cullerton appealed from the ruling of the Chair. 

The question being "shall the chair be sustained?" 
Aid. Cullerton demanded the yeas and nays, and the 
chair was sustained by the following vote : 

Yeas — Ballard, Rosenberg, Thompson, Gilbert, Stew- 
art, Sheridan, Lodding, Tarnow, Lawler, Beidler, Van 
Osdel, Smith, White, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, 
Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Leng- 
acher, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Boser, Kirk — 26. 

Nays — Cullerton, O'Brien, Sweeney — 3. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the ordinance be recommitted 
to the Committee, with instructions to report one week 
from Monday. 

During debate. Aid. Cullerton having the floor, time 
was called. 

Aid. Sweeney moved that further time be granted. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Teas — Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Sher- 
idan, Sommer, Lodding, Kerber, Tarnow, Lawler, Beid- 
ler, Van Osdel, White, Throop, Ryan, Niesen, Vfaldo, 
Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney— 20. 

Nays— Smith, McCrea, Rawleigh, Baumgarten, Lin- 
senbarth, Kirk— 6. 



Aid. Smith called for the previous question, and the 
call was sustained. 

The question being on the motion of Aid. Lawler to 
recommit, it was lost by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Cullerton, 
O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, 
Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney — 13, 

Nays — Ballard, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, 
Lodding, Kerber, Tarnow, Van Osdel, Smith, White, 
Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Baumgarten, Niesen, 
Waldo, Linsenbarth, Boser, Kirk — 20. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to amend the ordinance by 
striking out all after the enacting clause, and inserting 
in lieu thereof the following : 

Section 1. That permission and authority be and 
the same are hereby granted to the -Coke Gas Light 
Company, of the city of Chicago, consisting of Aaron 
French, Chas. H. Armstrong, William N. Young, Jas. 
M. C. McCreighton , et al, to lay its main pipes, feeder 
and service-pipes on any of the avenues, streets, high- 
ways, alleys, public parks or squares throughout the 
city of Chicago, subject, however, to all the terms and 
conditions of this ordinance. 

Sec. 2. The said corporation shall not lay its main 
pipes in any such avenue, street, alley, square or park, 
unless it shall at the same time lay down all feeders 
and service-pipes necessary to make connection (with- 
out any subsequent disturbance of the pavement or sur- 
face of such street, alley, highway, square or park), 
with each and all building lots fronting or abutting 
thereon. Said company shall not charge any person 
desiring to make a connection with any ser\'ice-pipe 
laid or to be laid by said company more than twenty- 
five cents a foot for such service-pipe. 

Sec. 3. That, before proceeding to lay down any 
such main pipe, feeder or service-pipe, the said com- 
pany shall first obtain a permit therefor from the Board 
of Public Works (or other board of offices of said city 
that may be authorized to issue the same), and shall 
conform to all the requirements and conditions of such 
permit as to the time and manner of laying such main 
pipe, feeder or service-pipe, and such requirements and 
conditions as such permit may contain as to the man- 
ner of paving, repairing or reconstructing any such 



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street, avenue, alley, highway, park or square in, upon 
or along which such main pipe, feeder or service-pipe 
shall be laid. 

Sec. 4. That the said corporation shall do no per- 
manent injury to any street, sidewalk, alley, avenue, 
highway, square or park, or shade tree, nor in any 
manner disturb or interfere with any water-pipe, sewer 
or gas-pipe now or hereafter laid by said city or any 
authorized person or corporation, except as expressly 
permitted by the terms of the permit issued to said 
company, and when said corporation shall open ground 
in the same they shall forthwith restore the streets, 
pavement, sidewalk or ground to a condition equally 
good as before, and to such condition as may be re- 
quired by the permit issued therefor, and said corpora- 
tion shall promptly comply with any order or resolu- 
tion of the City Council, or Board of Public Works, or 
other proper authority in reference thereto. 

ISec. 5. The said corporation shall not open or encum- 
ber more of any street, avenue, alley, highway, or pub- 
lic ground at any one* time than may be necessary to 
enable it to proceed with advantage in laying of any 
such main pipe, feeder, or service-pipe, nor any more 
than shall be permitted by the permit that may be 
issued for laying such main pipe, feeder, or service-pipe, 
nor shall such corporation permit any such street, 
avenue, alley, highway, or public ground to reinain 
open or encumbered for a longer period than shall be 
necessary to execute the work for which the same shall 
have been opened, or without putting up the necessary 
barriers or lights so as to effectually prevent the hap- 
pening of and accident in consequence of such opening 
or encumbering of such street, alley, avenue, highway 
or public grounds. , „ , ,. , , . a 

Sec 6 The said corporation shall be liable to and 
shall compensate the city of Chicago and any private 
individual, owner or owners, or parties interested in 
any property adjacent to any street, avenue, highway, 
alley, public ground, square or park opened or injured 
by them for all damages which may result from leaks 
of pipes or by reason of said corporation having opened 
or encumbered any such street, avenue, alley, sidewalk, 
hio-hway, public ground, square or park in said city. 

Sec. 7. The said corporation shall be subject to all 
present and future general ordinances of the city of 
Chicago in regard to gas companies, and the city of 
Chicago shall have the right at any time, by ordinance, 
to provide for the appointment of one or more inspect- 
ors of gas, with all the power and authority incident to 
such a position, and which the said city may deem 
necessary to protect the city of Chicago in its corporate 
rights and individual consumers of gas against oppres- 
sion or fraud; and, if the said city shall deem it neces- 
sary, to require any such inspector (or other city offi- 
cial) to certify to the correctness of all gas bills of con- 
sumers of gas furnished by said corporation. 

Sec. 8. The said corporation shall supply gas light 
under uniform and sufficient pressure, between sunset 
end sunrise of each day, and the quality of the same 
shall be as nearly uniform as practicable, averaging for 
any one month not less than fourteen sperm candles 
burning one hundred and twenty grains per hour, to 
be determined by authorized photometrical tests, a five- 
foot burner being used. 

Sec 9 The rights and privileges hereby granted are 
upon the express condition that no gas flowing through 
any main pipe, feeder or service-pipe laid by said cor- 
poration, or by its authority, shall be charged for to 
cot,8umers thereof at a rate exceeding two 25-100 dol- 
lars per thousand cubic feet, and should the city of 
Chicago, as a corporation, at any time become a con- 
sumer thereof, said corporation shall not charge said 
city of Chicago at a rate exceeding $1.75-100 per 
thousand cubic feet, and to collect or attempt to col- 
lect at a greater rate than said sum of $2.25-100 per 
thousand cubic feet for gas consumed as aforesaid, and 
U 75-100 per thousand cubic feet for gas consumed by 
the said city of Chicago aforesaid from any such 
main pipe, feeder or service-pipe, shall work a forfeit- 
ure of the rights and privileges hereby granted. 

Sec 10 In event the said corporation, within one 
year from the passage of this ordinance, shall not have 
built and completed gas works in said city sufficiently 
extensive to enable it to manufacture and distribute 
gas to an amount not less than five million feet in 
every thirty days, and shall not have commenced such 
works and expended thereon at least one hundred (100) 
thousand dollars within one year from the passage of 



this ordinance ; or if said corporation shall at any time 
enter into any combination, directly or indirectly, with 
any other gas company or companies concerning the 
rate (or price) to be charged for gas either to the city 
or private consumers ; or if said corporation shall 
directly or indirectly sell, lease or transfer its franchises 
and privileges to any other gas company or companies ; 
or if said company, after having commenced to manu- 
facture gas, shall cease for a period of more than ten 
consecutive days (unless by reason of unavoidable ac- 
cident) to furnish gas through their said pipes, the 
rights and privileges hereby granted shall cease and be 
of no force or effect. 

Sec. 11. This ordinance shall not be in force until 
accepted by said corporation, such acceptance to be 
within thirtj' days from its passage, and until the said 
company shall have, within said thirty days, given (and 
filed in the City Clerk's office) a bond to said city with 
two or more good and sufficient securities in the penal 
sum of $200,000, conditioned that the said corporation 
will faithfully comply with and observe all the pro- 
visions of this ordinance, and of all present and future 
general ordinances of said city concerning gas com- 
panies ; and will, within one year from the passage of 
this ordinance, build and complete gas works in said 
city sufficiently extensive to enable it to manufacture 
and di stribute gas to an amount not less than 5,000,000 
feet in every thirty days, and that the rate to be 
chareed to consumers of gas that may flow through 
the pipes laid by said corporation, or by its authority, 
shall never exceed the said sum of $2.25 per thousand 
cubic feet ; and that the rate to be charged to said city 
of Chicago, should it become a consumer, as aforesaid, 
shall never exceed the said sum of $1.75-100 per thou- 
sand cubic feet, and that said corporation will not sell, 
lease, or transfer its franchises and privileges to any 
other gas company, and shall and will not enter into 
any combination with any other gas company concern- 
ing the rate (or price) to be charged for gas, and to pay 
all damages which the city of Chicago or any consumer 
of the gas furnished by said corporation shall suffer by 
reason of any failure of said company to perform any 
of the obligations or conditions of this ordinance, such 
bond and sureties to be approved by the Mayor. 

Skc. 12. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage and acceptance as herein provided. 

Aid. Thompson offered as a substitute for the ordi- 
nance the following : 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be and 
they are hereby directed to change the burners on the 
street lamps throughout the city from five-foot to three- 
foot burners, and that the change be made as rapidly as 
possible. 

Aid. Kawleigfe moved to lay the substitute on the 
table. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Teas— Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, 
Kerber, Tarnow, Van Osdel, Smith, White, Throop, 
McOrea, Eawleigh, Cleveland, Baumgarten, Niesen, 
Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Boser, Kirk— 21. 

jVays— Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Cul- 
lerton, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, Wheeler, Ryan, Mur- 
phy, Sweeney — 12. 

Aid. White moved to lay the amendment of Ala. 
Cullerton on the table. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

FeM— Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Sommer, Lodding, Kerber, Tarnow, 
O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, White, 
Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, 
Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, 
Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk— 31. 

JVaj/«— Sheridan, Cullerton— 2. , ^ , , 

Aid. White moved to lay the ordinance on the table 
temporarily. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. White moved that the ordinance concerning the 
Coke Gas Light Company be passed. 

Aid Cullerton moved that the Council do now adjourn 
The motion was lost by yeas and nays, as follows : 
reos— Rosenberg, Aldrich, Cullerton, O'Brien, Ryan, 
Baumgarten, Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney— 9. 

^M— Ballard, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, 
Sommer, Lodding, Tarnow, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, 
Smith, White, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, 
Wheeler, Waldo, Linsenbarth, Boser, Kirk— 22. 



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Aid. Gilbert moved to amend Sec. 9 and 11 of the or- 
dinance by striking out the words and figures '=two 
and 25-100" and " one and 75-100" whenever they appear 
in said sections, and inserting in lieu thereof the words 
and figures " one and 5U-100." 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Teas — Ballard, Eosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, 
Tarnow, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, 
White, Throop, McCrea, Eawleigh, Cleveland, Whee- 
ler, Kyan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, 
Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 32. 

Nays — Xone. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to amend section 11 by striking 
out the words and figures " two hundred thousand 
(200,000)," and inserting in lieu thereof the words and 
figures "five hundred thousand (500,000)." 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Cullerton, O'Brien, Wheeler, Ryan, Sweeney 
—5. 

Nays. — Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Tarnow, 
Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, White, Throop, McCrea, 
Rawleigh, Cleveland, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, 
Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Boser, Kirk — 26. 

Aid. White moved that the ordinance, as amended, 



The motion prevailed and the ordinance was passed 
j by yeas and nays, as follows : 

I Feas— Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gil- 

bert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, OuUerton, 
Tarnow, O'Brien, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, White, 
Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, 
Baumgarten, Mesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, 
Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 31. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
AN ORDINANCE 
Concerning the Coke Gas Light Company. 
Be it ordained bij the City Council of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That permission and authority be and 
the same are hereby granted to the Coke Gas Light 
Company, of the City of Chicago, consisting of Aaron 
French, Chas. H. Armstrong, William N.Young, James 
M. C. McCreighton, et al., to lay its main pipes, feeders 
and service-pipes on any of the avenues, streets, high- 
ways, alleys, public parks, or squares throughout the 
€ity of Chicago, subject, however, to all the terms and 
conditions of this ordinance. 

Sec. 2. The said corporation shall not lay its main 
pipes in'any such avenue, street, alley, square or park, 
unless it shall at the same time lay down all feeders 
and service-pipes necessary to make connection (with- 
out any subsequent disturbance of the pavement or 
surface of such street, alley, highway, square or park), 
with each and all building lots fronting or abutting 
thereon. Said Company stiall not charge any person 
desiring to make a connection with any service-pipe 
laid or to be laid by said Company more than twenty- 
five cents a foot for such service-pipe. 

Sec. 3. That before proceeding to lay down any 
such main pipe, feeder or service-pipe, the said Com- 
pany shall first obtain a permit therefor from the Board 
of Public Works (or other board or oflBcers of said city 
that may be authorized to issue the same), and shall 
conform to all the requirements and conditions of such 
permit as to the time and manner of laying such main 
pipe, feeder or service-pipe, and such requirements and 
conditions as such permit may contain as to the man- 
ner of paving, repairing, or reconstructing any such 
street, avenue, alley, highway, park or square, in, upon 
or along which such main pipe, feeder or service-pipe 
shall be laid. 

Sec. 4. That the said corporation shall do no perma- 
nent injury to any street, sidewalk, alley, avenue, high- 
way, square or park, or shade-tree, nor in any manner 
disturb or interfere with any water-pipe, sewer or gas- 
pipe now or hereafter laid by said city or any author- 
ized person or corporation, except as expressly permit- 
ted by the terms of the peimit issued to said company ; 
and when said corporation shall open ground in the 
same, they shall forthwith restore the streets, pave- 
ment, sidewalk or ground to a condition equally good 
as before, and to such condition as may be required by 



the permit issued therefore, and said corporation shall 
promptly comply with any order or resolution of the 
City Council, or Board of Public Works, or other proper 
authority in reference thereto. 

Sec. 5. That said corporation shall not open or encum- 
ber more of any street, avenue, alley, highway or pub- 
lic ground at any one time than may be necessary to 
enable it to proceed with advantage in laying of any 
such main pipe, feeder or service-pipe, nor any more 
than shall be permitted by the permit that may be 
Issued for laying such main pipe, feeder or service-pipe, 
nor shall such corporation permit any such street, 
avenue, alley, highway or public ground to remain 
open or encumbered for a longer period than shall 
be necessary to execute the work for which the same 
shall have been opened, or without putting up the 
necessary barriers and lights so as to effectually prevent 
the happening of any accident in consequence of such 
opening or encumbering of such street, alley, avenue, 
highway or public grounds. 

Sec. 6. The said corporation shall be liable to and 
shall compensate the city of Chicago and any private 
individual, owner or owners, or parties interested in 
any property adjacent to any street, avenue, highway, 
alley, public ground, square or park opened or injured 
by them for all damages which may result from leaks 
of pipes or by reason of said corporation having opened 
or encumbered any such street, avenue, alley, sidewalk, 
highway, public ground, square or park in said city. 

Seo. 7. The said corporation shall be subject to all 
present and future general ordinances of the city of 
Chicago in regard to gas companies, and the city of 
Chicago shall have the right at any time, by ordinance, 
to provide for the appointment of one or more inspect- 
ors of gas, with all the power and authority incident to 
such a position, and which the said city may deem 
necessary to protect the city of Chicago in its corporate 
rights, and individual consumers of gas against oppres- 
sion or fraud ; and, if the said city shall deem it neces- 
sary, to require any such inspector (or other city offi- 
cial) to certify to the correctness of all gas bills of con- 
sumers of gas furnished by said corporation. 

Sec. 8. The said corporation shall supply gas light 
under uniform and sufficient pressure, between sunset 
and sunrise of each day, and the quality of the same 
shall bo as nearly uniform as practicable, averaging for 
any one month not less than fourteen sperm candles 
burning one hundred and twenty grains per hour, to 
be determined by authorized photometrical tests, a five- 
foot burner being used. 

Sec. 9. The rights and privileges hereby granted are 
upon the express condition that no gas flowing through 
any main pipe, feeder or service-pipe laid by said cor- 
poration, or by its authority, shall be charged for to 
consumers thereof at a rate exceeding one and 50-100 
dollars per thousand cubic feet; and should the city of 
Chicago, as a corporation, at any time become a con- 
sumer thereof, said corporation shall not charge said 
city of Chicago at a rate exceeding one and 50-100 dol- 
lars per thousand cubic feet, and to collect or attempt 
to collect at a greater rate than said sum of one and 
50-100 dollars per thousand cubic feet for gas consumed 
as aforesaid, and one and 50-100 dollars per thousand 
cubic feet for gas consumed by the said city of Chicago 
as aforesaid from any iuch main pipe, feeder or service- 
pipe, shall work a forfeiture of the rights and privileges 
hereby granted. 

Sec. 10. In the event the said corporation, within 
one year from the passage of this ordinance, shall not 
have built and completed gas works in said city suffi- 
ciently extensive to enable it to manufacture and dis- 
tribute gas to an amount not less than five million feet 
in every thirty days, and shall not have commenced 
such works and expended thereon at least one hundred 
(100) thousand dollars within one year from the passage 
of this ordinance, or if said corporation shall at any 
time enter into any combination, directly or indirectly, 
with any other gas company or companies concerning 
the rate (or price) to be charged for gas either to the 
city or private consumers, or if said corporation shall 
directly or indirectly sell, lease or transfer its franchises 
and privileges to any other gas company or companies, 
or if said company, after having commenced to manu- 
facture gas, shall cease for a period of more than ten 
consecutive days (unless by reason of unavoidable 
accident) to furnish gas through their said pipes, the 
rights and privileges hereby granted shall cease and 
be of no force or effect. 



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Sec. 11. This ordinance shall not be in force until 
accepted by said corporation, such acceptance to be 
■within thirty days from its passage, and until the said 
company shall have, within said thirty days, given, (and 
filed in the City Clerk's office) a bond to said city with 
two or more good and sufficient sureties in the penal 
sum of five hundred thousand (500,000) dollars, con- 
ditioned that the said company will faithfully comply 
with and observe all the provisions of this ordinance, 
and of all present and future general ordinances of 
said city concerning gas companies; that the said cor- 
poration shall, and will, within one year from the pass- 
age of this ordinance, build and complete gas works in 
said city suflBciently extensive to enable it to manu- 
facture and distribute gas to an amount not less than 
5,000,000, feet in every thirty days ; and that the rate to 
be charged to consumers of gas which may flow 
through the pipes laid by said corporation, or by its 
authority shall never exceed the said sum ot one and 
50-100 dollars per tl^ousand cubic feet, and that the 
rate to be charged to said city of Chicago, shoixld it be- 
come a consumer, as aforesaid, shall never exceed the 
said sum of one and 60-100 dollars per thousand cubic 
feet,; and that said corporation will not sell, lease, or 
transfer its franchises and privileges to any other gas 
company, and shall and will not enter into any com- 
bination with any other gas company concerning the 
rate (or price) to be charged for gas, and to pay all 
damages which the city of Chicago or any consumer of 
the gas furnished by said corporation shall suffer by 
reason of any failure of said company to perform any 
of the obligations or conditions of this ordinance, such 
bond and sureties to be approved by the Mayor. 

Sec. 12. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage and acceptance as herein provided. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to take from the table the ordi- 
nance concerning the Consumers' Gas Light and Coke 
Company. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to amend Sec. 2 of the ordinance 
by striking out the words " two dollars and fifty cents" 
wherever they occur in said section, and inserting in 
lieu thereof the words " one dollar and fifty cents," and 
by striking out the words " two dollars," and inserting 
in lieu thereof the words " one dollar and fifty cents." 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Throop moved to amend section four by striking 
out the words " two hundred thousand," and inserting 
the words " five hundred thousand." 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Thompson moved to amend Sec. 4 by inserting 
after the word "Comptroller," the words and "Law 
Department." 

Aid. Kawleigh moved to lay the motion on the table, 
and his motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Yeas — Ballard, Rosenberg, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, 
Lodding, Kerber, Tarnow, Beidler, "Van Osdel, Smith, 
White, Throop, McCrea, Kawleigh, Cleveland, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Lengacher, Boser, Kirk — 21. 

iV^a.j/«— Aldrich, Thompson, Gilbert, Cullerton,0'Brien, 
Wheeler, Ryan, Waldo, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Swee- 
ney — 11. 

Aid. Gullerton moved to amend Sec. 3 by striking 
out the words "one hundred thousand," and inserting 
the words '• three hundred thousand" in lieu thereof. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to lay the motion of Aid. Cul- 
lerton on the table. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas— Ballard, Aldrich, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, 
Sommer, Kerber, Tarnow, Beidler, Vaa Osdel, Smith, 
White, McGrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Baumgarten, 
Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Boser, Kirk 
—22. 

Nujjs — Rosenberg, Thompson, Lodding, Cullerton, 
O'Brien, Thi'oop, Wheeler, Ryan, Niesen, Sweeney — 10. 

Aid. White called for the previous question. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion was lost. 

The question being " shall the main question be now 
put," Aid. Cullerton demanded the yoas and nays, and 
the call was sustained by the following vote: 

Teas— Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Cullerton, Kerber, 
Tarnow, O'Brien, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, White, 



Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, 
Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, 
Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 32. 

Nays — None. 

Aid. White moyed that the ordinance as amended be 



The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows: 

Yeas — Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Kerber, Tar- 
now, O'Brien, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, White, 
Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Ryan, Baumgar- 
ten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Murphy, 
Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 30. 
Nays — Cullerton — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
AN ORDINANCE 
Concerning the Consumers' Gas Light and Coke Com- 
pany. 

Section 1. That permission and authority be and the 
same are hereby granted to the Consumers' Gas Light 
and Coke Company of the City of Chicago, County of 
Cook and State of Illinois, to lay its gas mains, con- 
ductors, feeders, service-pipes and all necessary ap- 
paratus for the distribution of illuminating gas on any 
of the streets, lands, avenues, alleys, parks, squares or 
public ways or grounds of the city of Chicago, subject, 
however, to such restrictions and conditions as are or 
may be lawfully imposed upon the Chicago Gas Light 
and Coke Company, and the People's Gas Light and 
Coke Company now established and doing business in 
the city of Chicago, and all such further liabilities as 
the said company would be held liable for at common 
law, to citizens, other corporations, or to the city of 
Chicago. 

Sec. 2.* The maximum price to be paid by private 
consumers shall not exceed one dollar and fifty cents 
per one thousand cubic feet for sixteen candle gas ; the 
city of Chicago for its street lamps. City Hall, engine- 
houses, and other public buildings, belonging to and 
used by said city, to be charged at a rate not to exceed 
one dollar and fifty cents per one thousand cubic feet 
for sixteen candle gas, and at no time shall the price 
exceed the average rate paid by cities bordering on the 
Upper Lakes. 

Sec. 3. The said Consumers' Gas Light and Coke 
Company shall expend not less than one hundred thou- 
sand dollars in the purchase of ground, erection of 
works and laying of mains within one year from the 
date of the passage of this ordinance. Said Gas Works 
to be constructed and ready for the manufacture of gas 
within two years from the passage of this ordinance. 
And unless said gas works be so constructed within the 
time above specified, the said Company shall forfeit 
any and all franchises and privileges granted by tbia 
ordinance. 

Sec. 4. The said Consumers' Gas Light and Coke 
Company shall execute to the City of Chicago a good 
and sufficient bond in the penal sum of five hundred 
thousand dollars, with two or more sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor and City Comptroller conditional 
to save harmless the city of Chicago from any damages 
that may arise, as provided for in Section 1 of this 
ordinance. 

Sec. 5. The said Company shall be subject to all or- 
dinances and regulations with reference to the opening 
of streets and repairing of the same as now exist and 
are imposed on the present existing gas companies. 

Sec. 6. The gas manufactured and sold by said 
company shall be subject to the same tests and regu- 
lations as are now imposed on the Chicago Gas Light 
and Coke Company, and Peoples' Gas Light and Coke 
Company. 

Sec. 7. Any sale or transfer of the rights and priv- 
ileges hereby granted to any person, firm or corpora- 
tion, shall work a forfeiture of all the rights, privileges 
and franchises granted by this ordinance. 

Sec. 8. The said corporation shall be subject to all 
present and future general ordinances applicable to 
present existing gas companies with reference to in- 
spectors, and the protection of the rights of the city 
and private consumers. 

Sec. 9. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage and its acceptance by said company. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the Council do now adjourn. 
The motion was lost by yeas and nays, as follows : 
Fea«— Aldrich, Sommer, Lod(ling,»Cullertoii, Kerber, 
O'Brien, Beidler, Van Osdel, Wheeler, Ryan, Baum- 



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garten, Leug'aclier, Liusenbarth, Miirphj^, Sweeney 

Xnjs — Ballard, Eoseaberg, Thompson, Gilbert, Stew- 
art, Sheridan, Tarnow, Smith, White, Throop, McGrea, 
Eawleigh, Niesen, Waldo, Boser, Kirk — 16. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to take up the report of the Com- 
mittee on Gas Lights on the order to change the 
street lamp burners fromiive foot to three foot burners, 
laid over and published July 31, 1876. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to concur in the report and pass 
the order. 

Aid. White called for the previous question, and the 
call was susti.iined. 

The question being on the motion to concur in the 
report and pass the order. Aid. Cullerton demanded the 
j'eas and nays, and the motion prevailed by the follow- 
ing vote : 

Yeas — Ballard, Eosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Sheridan, Lodding, Kerber, Beidler, Van 
Osdel, Smith, White, Throop, McCrea, Eawleigh, 
Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Boser, Kirk — 21. 

A"rtj(s— Cullerton — 1. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be and 
thej' are herei)y directed to change the turners on the 
street lamps throughout the city ft-om five-foot to three- 
foot burners, and that the change be made as rapidly as 
P'ssible. 



By unanimous consent. Aid. Smith presented a pre- 
amble and resolution relative to award of contract fur 
stone for City Hall, and moved its adoption. 

The'motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Whereas, At a recent conference between the Build- 
ing Committee of the new City Council and the Com- 
missioners of Cook County it was evident that an ar- 
rangement would be made between the city of Chicago 
and the county of Cook for the building of the City 
Hall by the county of Cook, provided it can lawfully 
be done ; and 

Whereas, It is reported in the city press that the 
County Commissioners are about to award the contract 
of the stone work for the Court House in such way as 
to result in large loss to the city and county ; there- 
fore, 

Besolved, That the Building Committee be instructed 
to confer with the County Commissioners with a view 
to protecting the best interests of the city and county 
in the selection of stone for the building, and securing 
the award of the contract to the lowest responsible 
bidder. 

ADJOUENMENT. 

Aid. Eawleigh moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion prevailed, and the Council stood ad- 
journed. 

CASPAE BUTZ, 

Oity Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING. 



-^■u-g-^st l^tlx, iSTS, 



OFFICIAL KECORD. 

Present — Aldermen Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, 
Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lod- 
ding, Cullerton, Kerber, Tarnow, Lawler, Beidler, 
Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh 
Cleveland, "Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, 
Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, 
Boser, Kirk, and his Honor the Mayor. 

Absent — Aldennen Pearsons, McAuley, O'Brien and 
White. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
from his Honor the Mayor : 

Mayor's OrriCE, ] 
Chicago, xiug. 14, 1876. J 
To the Honorable City Council of Chicago : 

Ge^"tlemex : I herewith submit affidavits which at- 
tack the integrity of Dr. Brock McVickar, Commis- 
sioner of Health. I am assured by Dr. McVickar that 
the charges are without foundation in fact, and that he 
himself will ask to have them investigated by your 
honorable body. I sincereljthope that he may be able 
to exculpate himself to the satisfaction of the Council 
and in the eyes of the public. The charges are of so 
serious a nature that I feel it my duty to submit them 
for your consideration, and to request that they may 
be thoroughly investigated by a committee of the City 
Council. I am determined that no official whose in- 
tegrity is not unimpeached and unimpeachable shall, 
with my consent, remain in the service of the city 
after his dishonesty is made apparent. I request that 
the investigation may be thorough and searching, and 
the facts honestly reported to me. My action will be 
based upon such report and instantly taken. If we can- 
not secure the services of honest officials we will have 
none. Respectfully, M. HEATH, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the communication be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Health and County Rela- 
tions, with instructions to investigate the charges 
made. 

The motion prevailed. 



ALSO, 

the following communication : 

Mayor's Office, City of Chicago, 1 
Aug. 14, 1876. I 

Honorable City Council of the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with law, I hereby re- 
port to your honorable body the names of persons im- 
prisoned for violation of city ordinances who have been 
released by me during the week ending August 12, 
1876, together with the cause of such 



Names of Prisoners. 
Chas. Haslam. 



James Burns., 



Philip Fitzsimmons.. 



Timothy O'Grady., 



Geo. Strong., 



Michael Callaghan. 
Barrey Martin 



Bridget Connelly.. 
Mary Cavanagh... 



Moses Phillips. 



Bemarlcs. 

First offense and previous 
good character. 

Only support of widowed 
mother and crippled,hunch- 
back brother. 

Slight offense. Petition 
of employer, who caused 
prisoner's arrest. 

On recommendation of 
General Police Superintend- 
ent Hickey. 

On petition of several re- 
spectable citizens, and being 
first offense. 

Only suxjport of wife and 
six small children. 

Petition of prisoner's re- 
lations, who vouch for his 
future good conduct. 

On recommendation of 
City Attorney Tuthill. 

Petition of relations and 
friends of prisoner, who 
promised to send her into 
the country. 

Has wife and seven small 
children in sickly and des- 
titute condition. 

M. HEATH, Mayor. 
Aid. Ryan moved that the communication be placed 
on file. 

The motion prevailed. 



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[1876. 



ALSO, 

the following communication ; 

Mayor's Office, Aug. 14, 1876. 
Hon. City Council, City of Chicago : 

Gentlemen — As I deem it necessary and expedient 
for the interests of the City of Chicago that an Assist- 
ant Weigher be established at No. 689 North Halsted 
street, by virtue of the power and authority conferred 
upon me by law I hereby appoint Jacob Lauer as such 
weigher, and respectfully ask the concurrence of your 
honorable body in such appointment. 
Respectfully, 

M. HEATH, Mayor. 

Aid. Ryan moved to refer the communication to the 
Committee on Markets. i_ 

The motion prevailed. 



the following communication : 

Mayor's Office, Aug. 14, 1876. 
Honorable City Council,' City of Chicago : 

Gentlemen :— As I deem it necessary and expedient 
for the interests of the City of Chicago that an Assist- 
ant City Weigher be established on the south side of 
Sixteenth street, between Throop and Blue Island 
avenue, by virtue of the power and authority conferred 
upon me by law, I hereby appoint A. Menge as such 
weigher, and respectfully ask the concurrence of your 
honorable body in such appointment. 

M. HEATH, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the communication of His 
Honor, the Mayor, be referred to the Committee on 
Markets. 

The motion prevailed. 

* ALSO, 

the following communication : 

Mayor's Office, Chicago, Aug. 14, 1876. 
Honorable City Council of Chicago : 

Gentlemen : — As I deem it necessary and expedient 
for the interests of the City of Chicagothat an Assist- 
ant City Weigher should be established southeast cor- 
ner Loomis and Twelfth streets, by virtue of the power 
and authority conferred upon me by law, I hereby ap- 
point E. Schubert as such weigher, and respectfully ask 
the concurrence of your honorable body in such ap- 
pointment. Respectfully, 

M. HEATH, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the communication be referred 
to the Committee on Markets. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

the following communication : 

Mayor's Office, Chicago, Aug. 14, 1876. 
Honorable City Council, City of Chicago : 

Gentlemen : — As I deem it necessary and expedient 
for the interests of the City of Chicago that an Assist- 
ant City Weigher should be established corner of Lock 
stir-et and Archer avenue, by virtue of the pbwer and 
authority conferred upon me by law, I hereby appoint 
Joseph Kassner as such weigher, and respectfully ask 
the concurrence of your honorable body in such ap- 
pointment. Respectfully, 

M. HEATH, 

3Iayor. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the communication be referred 
to the Committee on Markets. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented a communication from Brock 
McVickar, Health Commissioner, asking the Council 
to thoroughly investigate the charges made against 
him, which was 

Referred to Committee, on Health and County rela- 
tions. 

The Eire Marshal submitted a report of the number 
oJ buildings, etc., in the city of Chicago, which was 
Placed on file. , 

The Board of Education submitted a communication 
asking the Council to investigate certain charges made 
against members of tlie Board, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 



The City Comptroller submitted his statement of the 
receipts and expenditures of the city of Chicago for 
the month of July, 1876, which was 

Placed on file. 

The General Superintendent of Pohce submitted a 
report showing the amount of reduction made in the 
expenses of the Police Department, since the passage 
of the ordinance reducing salaries, etc. 

Aid. Callerton moved that the report be referred to 
the Committee on Police. 

Aid. Aldrich moved that the report be published and 
placed on file. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the rules be suspended for 
the purpose of putting the question on the motion of 
Aid. Aldrich. 

The motion was lost by yeaa and nays as follows, the 
rules requiring a two-thirds vote in the aflBrmative : 

Yeas — Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Kerber, Tarnow, Lawler, Van Osdel, 
Smith, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, 
Wheeler, Baumgarten, Linsenbarth, Boser, Kirk— 21. 

JVat/s— Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, Beid- 
ler, Ryan, ISiesen, W."ildo, Lengacher, Murphy, 
Sweeney — 11. 

The report was then referred to the Committee on 
Police. 

The Board of Public Works submitted a report and 
ordinance for the vacation of streets in block 4, J. H. 
Rees' addition to Brighton, which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, South 
Division. 

The Gas Inspector submitted his quarterly report, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Report of Committee on Fire and Water, on the 
proposition of M. W. Hazleton to furnish smoke- 
burner, laid over July 31, 1876. 

Report of Committee on Fire and Water, on com- 
munication of Coughlin & Jenks concerning smoke- 
burner, laid over July 31, 1876 

Report of Committee on Fire and Water, on com- 
munication of 0. C. Chase concerning smoke-burner, 
laid over July .31, 1876. 

Report of Committee on Fire and Water, on com- 
munication from M. W. & F. Lester concerning smoke- 
burner, laid over July 31, 1876. 

By unanimous consent, the Committee on Fire and 
Water submitted a report on a communication from 
the Chicago Smoke Consuming Company. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Sommer presented a 
communication from .James Jenks concerning Cham- 
pion Smoke Burner. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the several reports and com- 
munications be referred to a Select Committee of six,- 
two from each Division of the city. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Culler- 
ton, Kerber, Tarnow, Lawler, Beidler, Throop, McCrea, 
Rawleigh, Cleveland, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, 
Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, 
Kirk— 22. 

Nays — Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gil- 
bert, Van Osdel, Smith, Biser— 8. 

The Chair appointed as such Committee Aid. Ryan, 
Ballard, Gilbert, Throop, Waldo and Sweeney. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Kirk presented a resolu- 
tion directujg the Board of Public Works to use bitu- 
minous coal at the North Division Water Works and 
moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted: 

Resolved, That tlie Board of Public Works be ordered 
to burn bituminous coal at the North Side Water 
Works without smoke consumer until such time as the 
Council may d-^cide on a smoke consumer. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Throop presented an 
oi'dinance concerning scavengers and moved its passage. 
The motioii prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 
Yeas — Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gil- 
bert. Stewart, Sheridan, Lodding, Kerber, Tarnow, 
Lawlei-, Beidler, Van Osdol, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, 



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Rawleigh, Cleveland, Ryan, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, 
Linsenbarth, Murph}-, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk— 27. 

^ays— Cullerton, Smith, "WTieeler, Ba-anigarten — 4. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
AN ORDINANCE 
Concerning Scavengers. 
Be U ordained by the Oify Council of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. No person, company, or corporation 
■within the City of Chicago shall clean or remove the 
contents of any pi'ivy vault, except in the manner pre- 
scribed in this ordinance, and in pursuance of the di- 
rections, regulations and requirements of the Com- 
missioner of Health. 

Sec. 2. Any person, company, or corporation who 
shall engage in the business of emptying, cleaning, or 
removing the contents of privy vaults shall be deemed 
a scavenger within the meaning of this ordinance. 

Sec. 3. No person, company, or corporation shall 
exercise the business of scavenger in the City of Chi- 
cago without first having obtained a license therefor. 
Such license shall be for one year from the date of its 
issuance, and shall be issued by the Mayor to any such 
person, company, or corporation desiring to do scaven- 
ger work, upon the execution of a bond to the city by 
such scavenger in the penal sum of $5,000, with not 
less than two sureties, conditioned that said scavenger 
shall comply with the provisions of this and any ordi- 
nance which may be hereafter passed by the City 
Council touching their said employment, and shall 
also comply with and obey the directions and regula- 
tions of the Commissioner of Health of the city made 
in pursuance ot law. 

Sec. 4. The cleaning, emptying and removing of the 
contents of privy vaults shall be done in an odorless 
and inoffensive manner in the daytime, between the 
hours of sunrise and sunset, and any scavenger having 
begun any such scavenger work shall, without any in- 
terruption or delay, finish the same, and shall in every 
instance leave the privy in as good condition upon the 
vault as when the work was undertaken. 

Sec. 5. The use of buckets for scavenger purposes is 
hereby declared unlawful except in special cases, and 
only then upon obtaining a special permit from the 
Commissioners of Health therefor. 

Sec. 6. The contents of privy vaults so removed by 
any scavenger shall be conveyed beyond the city limits 
in air-tight tanks or vessels, and shall be disposed of in 
such a manner as to cause no offense. Said tanks or 
vessels shall be kept clean and inoffensive when not in 
actual use. 

Sec. 7. No privy vault shall be cleaned, emptied or 
removed except by a licensed scavenger, and not with- 
out a permit from the Commissioner of Health author- 
izing the same. Such Commissioner of Health may 
prescribe such details for the doing of such scavenger 
work as the proper enforcement of this ordinance 
shall require. 

Sec. 8. Any person who shall be guilty of doing any 
scavenger work in the city of Chicago without first 
having obtained a license therefor, as provided for in 
this ordinance, shall be fined not less than ^$25 nor 
more than SIOO. 

Sec 9. Any scavenger who shall violate any pro- 
vision of this ordinance, or shall fail to comply with 
any order, direction or regulation lawfully made by the 
Commissioner of Health, shall be fined not less than 
$50 nor more than $200, and shall be subject to a 
revocation of license, in the discretion of the Mayor. 

Sec 10. All ordinances or parts of ordinances con- 
flicting or inconsistent with the provisions of this 
ordinance are hereby expressly repealed. 

Sec. 11. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. McCrea presented a 
series of resolutions annulling certain resolutions rela- 
tive to payment of certificates of indebtedness adopted 
May 29, 1876, and adopting a certain report made to 
the Council July 10, 1876, and moved their adoption. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeax — Ballard, Rosenberg, Aklrich, Gilbert, Stewart, 
Lodding, Cullerton, Kerber, Tarnow, Lawler, Beidler, 
Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Tliroop, McCrea, Rawleigh, 
Cleveland, "Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, 
Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, 
Kirk— 29. 

Nays — None. 

The following are the resjlutions as adopted : 



Resolved, By the City Council of the City of Chicago, 
That the resolutions reported from the Finance Com- 
mittee of this Council May 29, 1876, and adopted by the 
Council, touching the matters of city certificates and 
the disposition of city taxes be and the same are here- 
by reconsidered, annulled and revoked. 

Resolved, Further, That the following portion of the 
report of the Finance Committee of this Council made 
to the Council on the 10th day of July, 1876. be and the 
same is hereby adopted, as follows : 

" In relation to the provisions to be niade for pay- 
ment of the large indebtedness now existing, and for 
the payment of which, as has been before shown, there 
is now no adequate provision, thereby causing a deficit 
so great as to be beyond the power of the Council to 
make good, your Committee are of the opinion that 
there is no better course than to classify such indebted- 
ness according to the character of each item. After 
such classification shall have been made, the several 
items should be paid in their proper order, and that, 
too, just as speedily as the necessary arrangements can 
be made for their payment under the financial policy 
prescribed by the General Assembly. 

" Class A should embrace all interest due, and to be- 
come due, on city indebtedness other than the bonded 
debt (that being provided for in the appropriation and 
tax-levy of 1876), all accounts of laborers, and other 
employes up to the beginning of the present fiscal 
year, and bills for materials and labor furnished to the 
several departments, and also such trust-funds and 
special funds, and unexpended balances of former ap- 
propriations as have been misapplied. 

"Class B should embrace certificates of indebted- 
ness which should first be paid after the items included 
in Class A. 

"Class C should embrace such parts of the unex- 
pended balances of former appropriations and such 
special funds as may be properly deferred." 

Resolved, Further, That this Council recognizes the 
obligation and duty of the City of Chicago to pay all 
outstanding, certificates of indebtedness of the city 
issued against the appropriation duly made, and for 
which the city has received the benefit, at the earliest 
moment possible ; and that the Comptroller be and he 
is hereby authorized to pay interest upon said certifi- 
cates of indebtedness semi-annually at the rate of 
seven per cent, per annum from the date of their 
maturity. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 
Report of select committee and ordinance abolishing 
the Board of Public works, laid over and published 
July 31, 1831, 

Aid. Stewart moved that the ordinance be passed. 
Aid. Thompson moved to amend Section 2 of the or- 
dinance by striking out the words " three thousand," 
and inserting in lieu thereof the words " four thou- 
sand." 

Aid. Sommer moved to lay the motion of Aid. 
Thompson on the table. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

yea«— Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, Kerber, Tarnow, 
Lawler, Beidler, Smith,Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Raw- 
leigh, Cleveland, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, 
Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser— 21. 

JVays— Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Van Osdel, Linsenbarth, Kirk— 9. 

Aid. Rawleigh called for the previous question, and 
the call was sustained by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas— Ballard. Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Kerber, Tarnow, Beidler, Van Osdel, 
Smith, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, 
Baumgarten, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Boser, 
Kirk— 22. 

jVaz/s- Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, Law- 
ler, Wheeler, Ryan, Niesen, Murphy, Sweeney— 10. 

The question being on the motion of Aid. Stewart, 
to pass the ordinance. Aid. Cullerton demanded the 
yeas and nays, and the ordinance was not passed by 
the following vote, the charter requiring a two-thirds 
vote of all the aldermen elected in the affirmative : 

rgos— Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gil- 
bert, Stewart,. Kerber, Tarnow, Beidler, Van Osdel, 
Briggs, Throop. McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Baum- 
garten, Waldo. Linsenbarth, Boser, Kirk— 21. 

iVa?/s— Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, Law- 
ler, Wheeler, Ryan, Niesen, Lengacher, Murphy, 
Sweeney — 11. 



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By unanimous consent, Aid. Cleveland, of the Com- 
mittee on Schools, to whom was recommitted their re- 
port on the nomination of Messrs. Bluthardt, dinger, 
Wilce, Eichberg and Oleson, submitted a report recom- 
mending that new men be appointed, and that a special 
committee he appointed to investigate- charges against 
the Board of Education. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the report be placed on 
file. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Throop moved that when the Council adjourns 
it be until Wednesday, August 16th, at 7:30 o'clock 
P. M. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Teas — Ballard, Eosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Sheridan, Cullerton, Kerber, Tarnow, 
Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Throop, 
McCrea, Eawleigh, Cleveland, Niesen, Waldo, Linsen- 
barth, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk — 25. 

Nays — Sommer, Lodding, Eyan, Baumgarten, Len- 
gacher— 5. ' 



Aid. Cullerton moved that a special committee of 
five be appointed by the chair, whose duty it shall be 
to investigate certain charges made against members of 
the Board of Education. 

Aid. Eawleigh moved to lay the motion on the table. ; 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows: 

Feas— Ballard, Eosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Smith, Briggs, Throop, McCrea, Eaw- 
leigh, Cleveland, Baumgarten, Waldo, Linsenbarth. 
Boser, Kirk— 17. 

.^^a^s— Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, Kerber, 
Tarnow, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Wheeler, Eyan, 
Mesen, Lengacher, Sweeney — 14. 

ADJOUENMENT. 

Aid. Throop moved that the Council do now adjourn. 
The motion prevailed, and the Council stood ad- 
journed until Wednesday, August 16, at 7:30 o'clock 
P.M. 

CASPAE BUTZ, 

aty Clerk. ' 



August 16,J 



158 



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CITY COUNCIL 



ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING. 



-^iu-CLg-VLSt IStli., is'T'e. 



OFFICIAL BUSINESS. 

Present— Aid. Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Somnaer, Lodding, Cul- 
lerton, Kerber, Tarnow, O'Brien, La wler, Beidler, Van 
Osdel, Smith, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, 
Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen; Waldo, Leng- 
acher, Linsenbarth, Sweenej^ Kirk. 

AhserU^-Ald. Pearsons, McAuley, White, Briggs, 
Murphy, Boser, and His Honor the Mayor. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that Aid. Aldrich take the 
chair. 
The motion prevailed. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the minutes of the regular 
meeting, held August 7, and of the adjourned meeting, 
held August 11, 1876, be approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Keport of the Committee on Railroads on ordinance 
concerning Chicago & Southern Railroad Company, laid 
over and published July 24, 1876. 

Aid. Stewart moved that the ordinance be passed. 
_ By unanimous consent, the ordinance was put upon 
Its passage, and passed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Tea*— Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, 
Kerber, Tarnow, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, Throop, 
McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Kirk 

Nays — Sweeney — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
AN ORDINANCE 
Concerning the Chicago & Southern Railroad Company. 
Beit ordakied by the GUy Council of the CUy of Chicago : 

Section 1. That permission and authority be and is 
hereby granted to the Chicago & Southern Railroad 
company to lay down tracks in the center of Kedzie 
avenue Irom its intersection with Swift street northerly 



to the crossing of said avenue by the Chicago, Burling- 
ton Sg Quincy Railroad. Or if the said Chicago & 
Southern Railroad Company shall so elect, it may, 
with the consent of parties owning property fponting 
on Homan avenue, lay down tracks on said avenue 
from the crossing of said Chicago & Southern Railroad 
to the crossing of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy 
Railroad. But nothing in this ordinance shall be so 
construed as to permit said Chicago & Southern Rail- 
road Company to lay tracks on . both Ke&zie avenue 
and Homan avenue. 

Sec. 2. Said Chicago & Southern Railroad Company 
may also lay down tracks on West Twenty-sixth street, 
from its intersection with Homan avenue, in an easter- 
ly direction, to the track of said Company as at present 
located in said street. 

Sec. 3. That all the rights and privileges hereby 
given are subject to the same terms and conditions as, 
are contained in an ordinance concerning the Chicago' 
& Southern Railroad Company, passed by the Common ' 
Council of the City of Chicago, October 26, A. D. ^874; 

Sec. 4. This ordinance shall take effect an^ be in 
force from and after its passage and due publication. 

Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division, on ordinance granting right of way to Chica- 
go, Millington & Western Railway Company, laid over 
and published July 31, 1876. 

Aid. Thompson moved to amend the enacting clause 
by striking out the word " ena,cted," axxd, ^nsexl^ing the, 
word "ordained" in lieu thereof, and by striking out 
the word " common," a,Ad inserting the word " city " ir* 
lieu thereof. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Lawler moved to refer the ordinance to the Law 
Department for examination, with request that they' 
return it next Monday, and that it be made the special 
order for Monday, Aug.21, at 5 o'clock P. M. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Local Assessments on com- 
munication from the Board of Public Works relative to 
claims of contractors tor fifteen per cent, i-eserve on 
their contracts, laid over and published July 31, 1876. 



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1876. 



Aid. Kawleigh moved that the report be recommitted 
to the committee with instructions to report an order 
specifying the names of the contractors and amounts 
due each. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D., on 
order relative to completion of certain contracts, laid 
over temporarily July 31. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the report be placed on 
file. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Van Osdel, Smith, Throop, McCrea, 
Rawleigh, Cleveland, Linsenbarth, Kirk — 14. 

NMjt — Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, CuUerton, Kerber, 
Tarnow, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, Wheeler, Ryan, 
Baumgarten, Niesen, Lengacher, Sweeney — 15. 

Aid. Gilbert moved that the report be referred to the 
Committee on Local Assessments. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to lay the motion of Aid. Gil- 
bert on the table, and his motion was lost by the fol- 
lowing vote: 

Yeas — Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Cullerton, Ker- 
ber, Tarnow, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, 
Wheeler, Ryan, Niesen, Waldo, Sweeney — 15. 

Nays — Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Smith, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, 
Cleveland, Baumgarten, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Kirk 
—15. 

Aid. Rawleigh called for the previous question, and 
the call was not sustained by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas— Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Smith, Throop, 
Rawleigh, Cleveland, Kirk — 8. 

Nays — Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Som- 
mer, Lodding, Kerber, Tarnow, O'Brien, Lawler, Beid- 
ler, Van Osdel, McCrea, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, 
Niesen, Waldo, Linsenbarth, Sweeney — ^20. j 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be laid over 
until the next meeting of the Council. I 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Throop moved to reconsider the vote by which 
the ordinance concerning scavengers was passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gilbert, 
Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, Kerber, Tarnow, O'Brien, 
Lawler, Beidler, Van OSdel, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, 
Clevelan'd, Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, 
Waldo, Linsenbarth, Sweeney, Kirk— 26. 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Throop moved that the ordinance be referred to 
the Corporation Counsel for such amendments as he 
may deem for the best interest of the city. 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Thompson, of the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary, submitted a report covering an 
ordinance concerning the Law Department. 

Aid. Cullerton and Sommer requested that the report 
be laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Oily Council of the City of Chicago : 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 
an ordinance concerning the City Law Department, 
respectfully report the following ordinance for the 
reorganization of the Department, and recommend its 



JOHN L. THOMPSON, 
A. W. WALDO, 
CHAS. TARNOW, 
JAMES H. GILBERT, 
FRANK LAWLER, 

Commillee on Judiciary. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago : 
. Section 1. The Law Department of the City shall 
consist of a Corporation Counsel, a City Attorney, a 
Prosecuting Attorney for the Police Courts, and such 
assistants and clerks as may be retained and employed 
within the limits and according to the terms of the 
appropriation ordinances. 

Sec. 2. The, Chief Officer and head of the Law Depart- 
ment shall be the Corporation Counsel, or in case of a 
vacancy in that office, or his absence! or inability to 
act, the City Attorney, and the head of the department 
shall have the supervison and control of all legal busi- 
ness and proceedings in wliich the City's interests are 
involved, and shall retain and employ such clerks and 



assistants as he may deem proper, and fix their com- 
pensation, subject to the terms of the appropriations as 
above provided. 

Sec. 3. All ordinances and parts of ordinances, and 
provisions of the former City Charter inconsistent here- 
with, are hereby repealed. 

Report of Committee on Judiciary on ordinance 
fixing compensation to be allowed laborei"s in the 
House of Correction, laid over and published July 31, 
1876. 

Aid. Sheridan moved that the ordinance be passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gil- 
bert, Sheridan, Sommer, Cullerton, Kerber, Tarnow, 
Van Osdel, Smith, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Wheeler, 
Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Linsenbarth, Kirk— ^21. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. It shall be the duty of the Superin- 
tendent of the House of Correction to keep at labor, for 
and on behalf of the City, all persons sentenced to 
such House of Correction, whether for a certain num- 
ber of days or in default of the payment of any fine for 
violation of any city ordinance : Provided said Superin- 
tendent has any labor at which such persons can be 
employed, and provided such persons are physically 
able to labor. 

Sec. 2. Each person so sentenced to the House of 
Correction in violation of any city ordinance, who 
shall be kept at labor by the Superintendent of said 
House of Correction as provided in the first section of 
this ordinance, shall be credited on his or her fine for 
each day that such person actually labors for the city, 
at the rate of two dollars per day, allowing ten hours' 
labor for each day. 

Sec. 3. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in con- 
flict with this ordinance ate hereby repealed. 

Sec. 4. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Communication from Comptroller covering copies 
of contracts with gas companies, laid over and pub- 
lished August 8th, 1876, was, on motion of Aid. Culler- 
ton, 

Placed on file. 

MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 

Aid. Throop presented an order directing the Corpo- 
ration Counsel to ascertain whether the Chicago & 
Northwestern Railroad Co. have ever deeded to the 
City lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 65, Russell, Martin & 
Roberts' Addition, as provided in an ordinance vacat- 
ing Putnam and other streets, passed Dec. 1, 1870, and 
if not, then to report what action is necessary to carry 
into execution said ordinance and to settle all interests 
connected therewith, and a communication from Dent 
& Black in relation to said vacation, which were 

Referred to the Corporation Counsel. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Clerk presented the following veto message from 
His Honor, the Mayor. 
To the City Council of the City of Chicago : 

Gentlemen : I return you herewith, without my 
approval, the ordinance passed on the 11th inst., enti- 
tled "an ordinance concerning the Consumers' Gas 
Light and Coke Company," for the reason that its pro- 
visions are not, in my judgment, sufficiently explicit to 
guard the interests of the city and the public. 

I am informed by the officers of the Law Department 
that this ordinance has never been submitted to them 
at any time, and is found on examination to be a grant 
of a valuable franchise without any limitations or re- 
strictions whatever. 

The first section of the ordinance gives them the 
• right "to lay its gas-mains, feeders, service-pipes, etc., 
on any of the streets, alleys, lands, avenues, parks, 
squares, public ways, or grounds of the city, subject to 
such restrictions and conditions as are or may be law- 
fully imposed upon the Chicago Gas Light and Coke 
Company, and the People's Gas Light and Coke Compa- 
ny." There is no ordinance in existence in regard to 
the Chicago Gas Light and Coke Company, and never 
was. That Company was chartered by the General As- 
semhlv of the State "in 1849, and derived all its powers 
from the State. The People's Gas Light and Coke Com- 



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Tjanv was chartered in 1855, and there was an ordinance 
pass'ed in 1858 allowing it to lay down its mains, pipes, 
etc . in the streets, subject to certain restrictions, and 
requiring it to restore the streets, etc., to their original 
condition, etc.: but in 1865, the Legislature amended 
the charter, giving them the right to lay down their 
pipes in the streets, etc., with the consent of the Coun- 
cil and although the ordinance of 1858 has never been 
repealed, and although the city has the power to con- 
trol the streets and their use, we think that, when any 
person or corporation asks for the privilege of tearing 
up the streets for any purpose, it should be done under 
the direction of the city and with their knowledge and 
consent, and that each and every company should be 
dealt with on their merits, and not with reference to 
anybody else. ' ,,. , , 

We are legislating and transacting the pubhc busi- 
ness in the light of to-day. Twenty-seven years ago, 
when the Chicago Gas-Light and Coke Company ob- 
tained its charter, and even as late as 1855 and 1865, 
when the People's Gas-Light and Coke Company was 
chartered and amended, the propriety of restricting 
corporations in the exercise of their powers was not as 
well understood as now ; and I think it doubtful if the 
General Assembly would now, by a general law, au- 
thorize any gas company to make its own terms with 
the public, or allow them to tear up streets to lay their 
pipes and mains, without at least restoring them to 
their original condition at their own expense. 

The thirteenth clause of Art. V. of the present 
charter of the city clearly contemplates that the City 
Council shall regulate the matter of opening streets 
and laying gas-pipes, and when could there be a more 
opportune moment to settle this than when called upon 
to deal with the very subject? 

There is no apprehension that the old gas companies 
will needlessly interfere with the streets, for their 
mains and pipes are already laid on every paved street 
in the city, and there would be no inducement for them 
to do so ; but the same thing would not hold good with 
a new gas company, because they would have every in- 
ducement to select the richest and best improved por- 
tions of the city to commence operations in order to in 
sure a speedy return for their outlay. 

Section 4 of the ordinance is deceptive, and the bond 
which is there contemplated provides simply for hold- 
ing the city harmless from any damages that may arise 
"as provided for in Section 1." Now, no damages are 
provided for at all in that section, and it is an attempt 
to make all their responsibilities " subject to such re- 
strictions and conditions as are or may be lawfully im- 
posed upon the Chicago Gas Light and Coke Company 
and the People's Gas Light and Coke Company." If 
we were dealing with those companies to-day under the 
like circumstances as we are dealing with this com- 
pany, you would undoubtedly subject them to different 
restrictions than they are now under ; but one thing is 
certain, that, in case of any difficulty in the future 
which may involve the question of damages, the City of 
Chicago ought not to be called upon to determine the 
rights and liabilities of more than one company at a 
time. Under these circumstances the bond of the Com- 
pany might as well have been $5,000 as $500,000. 

I have never seen the charter of this company, and 
do not know what it contains, or whether it is a foreign 
or domestic corporation. 

Sections 5 and 8 seem to imply that there are ordi- 
nances in existence having special application to the 
two old gas companies, when, as a matter of fact,_as 
we have shown, none such exist or ever did exist, 
except the one passed in 1858 relating to the People's 
Gas Light and Coke Company, above referred to, and it 
seems to me unwise to depend upon future legislation 
in order to regulate and control them. 

Stripped, then, of its verbiage, this ordinance is sim- 
ply an unlimited grant to this company without asingle 
guard or restriction about it, and does not compel the 
company to repair a single pavement that they tear up, 
or to put up even a red'light to warn the public of the 
pitfalls that they may create, and, in this respect, is in 
striking contrast with the provisions of the ordinance 
passed at the same meeting by jovlt honorable body re- 
lating to the Coke Gus Light Company. 

This ordinance should, therefore, in my opinion, be 
amended so as to embody in it the main features of 
that ordinance, and should make it subject to nil pres- 
ent and future general ordinances of the city relating 
to gas companies, reserving the right to appoint in- 



spectors, making them put up barriers, and restoring 
the streets and pavements to as good a condition as 
they were in before being disturbed, etc., and, in short, 
should correspond as nearly as practicable m its pro- 
visions with the ordinance concerning the Coke Gas 
Light Company. . 

The undertaking on the part of this company to tur- 
nish gas at the rate of $1.50 per 1,000 cubic feet is a 
most valuable feature of the ordinance, and should be 
preserved. 

If the ordinance is amended in the manner 1 have 
indicated, I shall be most happy to give it my approval. 
M. HEATH, Mayor. 

Aid. Kawleigh moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the ordinance concerning the Consumers' Gas 
Light & Coke Company was passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Teas— Ballard, Eosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gil- 
bert Sheridan, Sommer, CuUerton, Tarnow, Van Osdel, 
Smith, Throop, McCrea, Kawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, 
Kyan, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, Sweeney, Kirk— 22. 
■ Nays — None. , ^ ^ 

Aid CuUerton moved that the ordinance be reterred 
to the Committee on Gas Lights and Corparation Coun- 
sel. '. 

The motion prevailed. 



the following communication : 

Mayor's Office, Chicago, Aug. 15, 1876. 
To the Honorable City Council of the CUty of Chicago: 

In accordance with the report of the Council Com- 
mittee on Markets, and with the action of your honor- 
al5le body thereon July 31st, I hereby nominate Lorenz 
Maierhofer as Assistant City Weigher at the corner of 
Market square and Archer avenue. 
Respt ctfully, 

M. HEATH, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Sweeney moved that the communication be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Markets. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Sweeney moved to reconsider the vote by which 
the resolution directing the use of bituminous coal at 
the water works was adopted. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Sweeney moved that the resolution be laid over 
temporarily. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Kyan moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yea*— Sommer, Baumgarten, Lengacher, Sweeney— 4. 

iVaws.— Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gil- 
bert, Stewart, Sheridan, CuUerton, Tarnow, Van Osdel, 
Smith, Throop, McCrea, Kawleigh, Wheeler, Kyan, 
Niesen, Waldo, Kirk— 19. \ 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND 
ORDINANCES. 
Aid. Sheridan presented a petition of saloon keepers 
praying to be relieved from paying license on biUiard 
tables, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

Aid Thompson presented an ordinance amending 
Sec. 9, Chap. 28, Revised Ordinances, and providing 
that all pool tables be licensed, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

Aid. Lengacher presented a resolution providing for 
the payment of Judges and Clerks of the city elections, 
which was ^ 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Gilbert presented an ordinance concerning 
Clerks of the North and West Division Police Courts, 
and a communication from the Corporation Counsel m 
relation thereto, which, on motion of Aid. Lengacher, 
was 

Laid over and ordered published. 

The following is the communication : 

City Law Department, 

Chicago, Aug. 14, 1876. 

Alderman Gii-bert: Yours of the 12th inst., mak- 
ing certain inquiries of me as to the powers of the 



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Clerk of the Police Court of the City of Chicago, and 
acting Clerk for the South Division, was duly received. 
They involve answers to the following questions : 

1. Has the Police Clerk a right to appoint Clerks of 
the North and West Division Police Courts ? 

2. Is it necessary for the Police Clerk to create a 
vacancy before he can appoint— and has he the power- 
under the existing laws and ordinances ? 

In order to answer these questions intelligently, a 
brief reference to the legislation upon the subject is 
necessary. 

By the Act of 1863. the Clerk of the Police Court was 
made an officer of the city ; and it was provided, that 
he should be elected by the people. 

Laws and Ordinances, 1873, p. 385, Sec. 1 : p. 386 
Sec. 2 ; p. 513, Sec. 10. 

By the Act of 1863, it was provided, that the "Police 
Court Clerk" should have power to appoint Deputies, 
when in the opinion of the Common Council it might 
be necessary; in which case the deputies were to be 
nominated by the Police Court Clerk, and confirmed 
by the Common Council, and the Council might pre- 
scribe the duties, and fix the compensation of the 
deputies. 
Laws and Ordinances, 513, Sec. 10. , 

In 1863 there was but one Police Court in the city, 
which was held in the South Division ; but in 1865 an 
Act was passed giving to the Common Council power 
to provide for the holding of a Police Court in each 
Division of the city ; and to provide for the appoint- 
ment of Deputy Police Clerks for the same. 
Laws and Ordinances, p. 512, Sec. 3. 
The Common Council in the exercise of this power 
established a Police Court in the North Division by or-* 
dinance, passed October 19, 1868; and in the West 
Division by ordinance, passed May 3, 1869. 

By the former ordinance, the Council provided that 
the Police Clerk should nominate a deputy for the 
North Division Police Court, and by the latter that a 
Deputy Clerk of the West Division Police Court should 
be elected by the Common Council by ballot. 
Laws and Ordinances, pp. 97, 98. 
I am of opinion that the act of 1865, Laws and Ordi- 
nances, p. 512, Section 3, placed the whole matter of the 
appointment of Deputy Clerks, and the manner 
of their appointment within the power of the 
Common Council, so that the Council could provide 
for their election by ballot by the Council as was done 
by the ordinance of May 3, 1869, in relation to the 
West Division Deputy, or permit the Qerk to nominate 
subject to the approval of the Council. 

Whether a Deputy shall be appointed only upon the 
nomination of the Clerk, is a matter depending wholly 
on the will of the Council. 

If the Council approve such a nomination, the ap- 
pointment is valid, but the Clerk has not, indepen- 
dently of the will of the Council, any vested legal right 
of nomination. 

As the General Incorporation Law of 1872, chapter 
1, section 11, provides that " all ordinances, resolutions 
and by-laws in force in any city or town, where it shall 
organize under this act, shall continue in full force and 
effect until repealed or amended, notwithstanding such 
change of organization, etc.," it follows that the 
power of appointment of a Deputy Clerk for the North 
Side Police Court remains with the Police Clerk, and 
that the power of appointment of a Deputy Clerk for 
the West Side Police Court is vested in the Common 
Council. I find, however, no provision for the removal 
by the Police Court Clerk of any Deputy— although 
that may be possibly implied— so far as the North Side 
Clerk is concerned, but he could not of course remove 
the Clerk of the West Side Police Court, as he is elected 
by the (.'ommon Council. 

I think that this anomalous condition of things 
should no longer exist, for the Police Clerks of the 
North and West Divisions have not necessarily anything 
whatever to do with the Police Clerk of the South Side. 
The courts, as at present organized, are perfectly inde- 
pendent courts, and the Clerks of these courts should 
account to the city for their acts, and should should 
give bonds for the faithful performance of their duties, 
the same as other city officers, and should be removable 
from office the same as all other city officers. 

This is the true intent and meaning of the present 
charter of our city, as you will see by reference to Sec- 
tion 74, Article VI; and I have therefore caused to be .^...^.^^^ „. x..«,v.iif. 

drawn up an ordinance concerning this subject, which | ments, of which J. B. Smith 



I herewith present to you for your consideration and 
that of the Judiciary Committee. 

ELLIOTT ANTHONY, 

Corporation Counsel. 
AN ORDINANCE, 
To establish the office of Police Court Clerks for the 

North and West Divisions of the City of Chicago 
BeU ordainedby the City Council of the City of Chicago : 
Section 1. There is hereby established" the offices 
of Police Court Clerk of the North Division of the 
City of Chicago, and Police Court Clerk of the West " 
Division of the City of Chicago, said Clerks to be styled 
respectively Police Clerk of the North Division and 
Police Clerk of the West Division. 

Sec. 2. The Police Clerk of the North Division shall 
act as Clerk of the? Police Court in said division, and 
the Police Clerk of the West Division shall act as 
Uerk of the Police Court in said division ; and the said 
Clerks shall have the same powers, perform the same 
duties, and be subject to the same obligations in respect 
to their said offices and the said police courts as are 
now conferred and imposed by law and the ordinances 
of said city upon the Police Court Clerk of said city. 

Sec. 3. Said officers shall be appointed by the Mayor 
with the approval of the City Council of said city, and 

shall receive a salary of dollars per year. Their 

term of office shall be for the period of two years and 
until their successors are appointed and qualified 
They shall give bonds for the faithful performance of 

their duties in the penal sum of dollars. 

.< Sec. 4. Sections 4 and 9, of Chapter 36, ' entitled 

Pohce Courts," of the Eevised Ordinances of 1873 

are hereby repealed. * 

Sec. 5. This ordinance shall take effect and be in 

force from and after its passage. 

Aid. CuUerton presented a petition for the equaliza- 
tion of the salaries of the laborers employed at the 
West Division Pumping Works, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a communication from the 

Agent of the Champion Smoke Consumer, which was 

Referred to Select Committee on Smoke Consumers. 

Aid. McCrea presented a remonstrance of C. H 
Waller against building a sidewalk on Washtenaw ave- 
nue from Ogden avenue to Twelfth street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleva 
W. D. "^ ' 

Petition of W. F. Hildreth for payment of a judg- 
ment obtained by him against the city, was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Lawler presented a preamble and resolution 
relative to excluding children of persons refusing to 
pay taxes from the public schools, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

Aid. Ballard presented an order relative to paving 
State street, between Jackson street and Harmon 
court, by private contract, which was 

Referred to the Committuo on Streets and Alleys 
S. D. ' 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Throop, of the Select 
Committee on Street Pavements, submitted a report 
thereon. 

Aid. Sweeney and Cullerton requested that the re- 
port be laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of tlie City of Chicago in 
Common Council assembled: 

Your Special Committee, to whom was referred the 
subject of paving the streets of the City, having had 
the same under advisement, respectfully rejiort that in 
their opinion where wood pavement is laid it should 
be with cedar blocks instead of pine. The larger 
blocks should be at least eight inches in length, and 
those less than four inches diameter should be ten 
inches long and driven down to an even surface. The 
cedar costs no more than pine and is much more 
durable. 

Your Committee would further report that we are 

advised that there is a company formed in this City 

for the piirpose oi making bituminous concrete pave- 

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opinion that it would be economy, both for the City 
and citizens, to use that kind of material to cover the 
■wood pavements that have become uneven and that 
have begun to decay, and that will in a year or two 
become impassable. We are informed the company 
■will (for a reasonable price) cover such pavements and 
engage to keep tie streets thus covered in repair for a 
number of years at an annual expense of five cents per 
yard We would recommend that a thorough test of 
this concrete be made : Provided the company will do 
the work for a fair consideration, and also provided the 
property owners on such streets are willing to be 
assesssed for such improvements, and provided said 
company will wait for the pay for said work until the 
collections are made. 
Respectfully submitted, 

A. G. THEOOP, 
A. W. WALDO, 
J. LENGACHEE, 
JOHN BAUMGARTEN, 
JAMES H. GILBEET, 

Committee. 

Petition of Messrs. Tuley, Stiles & Lewis, for pay- 
ment of bin for legal services, was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

An ordinance concerning contested elections, was 
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Petition of C. W. & H. H. Young for repeal of or- 
dinance for opening McGrath street, was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division. 

Aid. Lawler presented an ordinance amending Sec. 35 
of Chap. 28, Revised Ordinances, concerning bathing, 
and moved its passage. 

By unanimous consent, the ordinance was put upon 
its passage, and passed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Ballard, Eosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Stew- 
art, Sheridan, Loading, Cullerton, Kerber, Lawler, 
Van Osdel, Smith, Throop, McCrea, Eawleigh, Whee- 
ler, Eyan, Baumgarten, Mesen, Waldo, Lengacher, 
Linsenbarth, Sweeney, Kirk — 24. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it enacted by the City Council of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. Section 35, Chap. 28, Eevised Ordinances 
of the City is hereby amended by the following provi- 
sion: 

Provided, that the Mayor may grant a permit to such 
person or persons as he shall deem proper to erect 



a bathing house or houses within said prescribed limits 
from which persons clothed in a suitable bathing dress 
may bathe, and provided further that the Mayor may at 
any time in his discretion revoke his permission, and 
order such bathing house or houses to be taken down 
and removed. 

Petition of Thomas Orton and others for removal of 
the bell at the State street crossing of the C, B. & Q. 
R. E., was 

Eeferred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, South 
Division. 

Petition of citizens praying that farmers be allowed 
to sell their produce on North Wells street, north of 
North avenue, Avas 

Eeferred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, North 
Division. ' 

Petition of Allen Gregory for compensation for per- 
sonal Injuries and for damages to horse and buggy, was 
Referred to Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Lawler presented a resolution directing the 
Comptroller to pay the Judges and Clerks of the mu- 
nicipal elections held April 18 and July 12, 1876, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Fnance. 

Aid. Waldo and Nlesen presented an order for the 
pavement of North Clark street, from North avenue to 
Webster avenue, by private contract, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
North Division. 

Petition of Mary Johnson for compensation for inju- 
ries to her son Eddie Frederickson, was 
Eeferred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Ofiftcial Bond of Frank Eichter, Assistant City 
Weigher, was 
Eeferred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Cullerton presented an ordinance relative to 
closing city ofQces at 3 o'clock P. M. on Saturdays. 

ADJOUENMENT. 

Aid. Throop moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion prevailed and the Council stood ad- 
journed. 

CASPAE BUTZ, 
aty Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING 



-^^■o-g-u-st 21st, ISTS, 



OFFICIAL KECORD. 

Present—Aid. McAulej', Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldricb, 
Thompson, Gilbert, SheridaTi, Lodding, Culler- 
ton, Tarnow, O'Brien, Lavvler, Beidler, Van Osdel, 
Smith, White, Throop, McCrea, Rav/leigh, Cleveland, 
Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Leng- 
acher, Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk, 
and Hib Honor the Mayor. 

Absent — Aid. Pearsons, Stewart, Sommer, Kerber, 
Briggs. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Throop moved that the minutes of the regular 
and adjourned meetings, held on the Mth and 16th 
days of August, 1876, be approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
from His Honor the Mayor : 

Mayor's Office, Aug. 21, 1876. 
Honorable City Council of the Citij of Chicago: 

Ge.vtlemen— Mr. Chas. H. Gillespie, City Sealer of 
Weights and Measures, having placed his resignation 
in my hands, I hereby appoint Fred. Benzinger as City 
Sealer, and respectfully ask the concurrence of your 
honorable body in such appointment. 
Respectfully, 

■ M. HEATH, Mayor. 
Aid. Sweeney moved to refer the communication to 
Committee on Marliets. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

the following communication : 

Mayor's Office, Aug. 21, 1876. 
Honorable City Council of the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemex— A vacancy existing in the office of In- 
spector of Buildings, owing to the resignation of M. 
B.Bailey, late incumbent of siid office, I hereby ap- 
point Lorenzo Dow Cleaveland as such Inspector of 
Buildings, and respectfully ask the concurrence of your 
honorable body in such appointment. 
Respectfully, 

M. HEATH, Mayor. 



Aid. Sweeney moved to refer the communication to 
the Committee on Public Buildings. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

the following communication : 

Honorable City Council of the City of Chicago : 

Gentlemen — As I deem it necessary and expedient 
for the interests of the City of Chicago that an 
Assistant City Weigher be established at No. 995 Archer 
avenue, by virtue of the power and authority conferi'ed 
upon me by law, I hereby appoint Henry Junker as 
such Weigher, and respectfully ask the concurrence 
of your honorable body in such appointment. 
Respectfully, 

M. HEATH, Mayor. 

Aid. Sweeney moved that the communication be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Markets. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

the following communication : 

Mayor's Office, Aug. 21, 1876. 
Honorable City Council, City of Chicago : 

Gentlemen :— By virtue of the power and authority 
conferred upon me by law, I hereby appoint Mr. 
Adam Graham, as City Weigher at the hay-stand 
described in the ordiuance relating to "Hay," found 
in Charter 16, Sec. 9, as follows : 

That part of Block No. 18 in the School Section Ad- 
dition to Chicago, which lies south of Sebor street and 
the south 112 feet of said Block No. 18, wliich lies 
south of Sebor street, fronting on said street, back to 
the west line of said Block ; the term of office of Miles 
Kehoe, the present City Weigher at said place, having 
expired, I respectfully ask the concurrence of your 
Honorable Body in such appointment. 
Respectfully, 

M. HEATH, Mayor. 

Aid. Sweeney moved to refer the communication to 
the Committee on Markets. 

The motion prevailed. 



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the following communication : 

Mayor's Office, Aug. 21, 187G. 
Honorable City Council of the City of Chicago : 

Gentlemen:— In accordance with law, I hereby report 
to your Honorable Body the names of person!? im- 
prisoned for violation of Oity ordinances, who have 
been released by me during the week ending August 
19, 1876, together with the cause of such release: 
Names of Persons. BemarTcs. 

( On petition of relations who 
Thomas Garvey, < promised to send prisoner into the 
(country. 
_, , ( Previous good character, and 

James Sulvey, | petition of Aid. Murphy. 

^,»-r .„ f Required to be present at law 
James ONeiU, | suit in court. 

,^ , „ . . f Father of seven small children. 
Math. Hoonick, | family in great distress. 

^^., , f 'First offence. Wife and three 

Geo. Hibben, | children destitute. 

M. HEATH, Mayor. 
Aid. Sheridan moved that the communication be 
placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Corporation Counsel submitted an amended or- 
dinance concerning Scavengers. 

Aid. Throop moved that the ordinance be passed. 
Aid. Sweeney moved as an amendment that the 
ordinance be laid over and published. 

The question being on the amendment of Aid. Swee- 
ney, it prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

y^as— McAuley, Gilbert, Sheridan, Lodding, Culler- 
ton, Tarnow, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, 
Smith, White, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, 
Wheeler, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Lengacher, 
Linsenbarth, Murphy, Sweeney, Kirk— 25. 
JVa(/s— Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich— 3. 
The following is the ordinance ; 

AN ORDINANCE 
Concerning Scavengers. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. No person, company, or corporation with- 
in the City of Chicago, shall empty, clean, or remove 
the contents of any privy vault, except in the manner 
prescribed in this ordinance, and in pursuance of the 
directions, regulations and requirements of the Com- 
missioner of Health. 

Sec. 2. Any person, company, or corporation who 
shall engage in the business of emptying, cleaning or 
removing the contents of privy vaults, shall be deemed 
a scavenger within the meaning of this ordinance. ' 

Sec. 3. No person, company, or corporation shall 
exercise the business of scavenger in the City of 
Chicago without first having obtained a liccise there- 
for. Such scavenger shall pay for the use of the city 
the sum of Twenty-five Dollars and no other fees, such 
license shall be for one year from the date of issuing 
the same, and shall be issued by the Mayor to any such 
person, company, or corporation desiring to do scaven- 
ger work, upon the execution of a bond to the city by 
such scavenger in the penal sum of $500, with not less 
than two sureties, conditioned that said scavenger shall 
comply with the provisions of tliis and any oi'dinance 
which may be hereafter passed by the City Council 
touching their said employment, and shall also comply 
with and obey the directions and regulations of the 
Commissioner "of Health of the city made in pursuance 
of law. 

Sec. 4. The cleaning, emptying and removing of the 
contents of privy vaults shall be done in an inoffensive 
manner, and any scavenger having begun any such 
scavenger work shall, withoutany interruption or delay, 
finish the same, and shall in every instance leave the 
privy in a« good condition upon the vault as when the 
work was undertaken. 

Sec. 5. The contents of privy vaults so removed by 
any scavenger shall be conveyed beyond the city limits 
in air-tight tanks or vessels, and shall be disposed of in 
such a manner as to cause no offense. Said tanks or 
vessels shall bo kept clean and inoffensive when not in 
actual Jise. 

Sec. C. No privy vault Hh:ill be cleaned, emptied or 
removed except by a licensed scavenger. The Com- 
missioner of Health may prescribe such details for the 



doing of such scavenger work as the proper enforce- 
ment of this ordinance shall require. 

Sec. 7. Any person who shall be guilty of doing 
any scavenger work in the city of Chicago without 
first having obtained a license therefor, as provided for 
in this ordinance, shall be fined not less than $25 nor 
more than $100. 

*Sec. 8. Any scavenger who shall violate any pro- 
vision of this ordinance, or shall fail to comply with 
any order, direction or regulation lawfully made by the 
Commissioner of Health, shall be fined not less than 
$50 nor more than $200, and shall be subject to a revo- 
cation of license, in the discretion of the Mayor. 

Sec. 9. Scavengers who engage in the business of 
removing the contents of privy vaults at night, shall 
cause to be painted upon the wagon box of their 
wagons in letters and figures, his name and the num- 
ber of the license, together with a lighted lamp with 
plain glass fronts and sides, with the number of the 
license of such wagon painted with black paint on the 
sides and front of each of said lamps, in distinct and 
legible figures ot least two inches in size and so placed 
that said lamps may be distinctly seen and said num- 
bers easily read. 

It shall be the right and duty of such night scaven- 
gers so licensed, when requested by any owner, agent, 
or occupant of any privy within the city to clean and 
remove the contents of the -vaults thereof, and to re- 
move and deposit the same at such place or places as 
shall or may be designated by the Health Department 
of the City of Chicago, or in such place as the said 
scavenger may select, provided that the same is so dis- 
posed of as not to create a nuisance. 

Any owner, driver, or manager of any such night 
wagon who shall violate any provision of this section, 
shall be fined not less than twenty-five nor more than 
one hundred dollars for each and every offense, and 
shall have his license revoked. 

Sec. 10. Owners, occupants, or agents of privy 
vaults within the city desiring to clean and remove 
the contents thereof themselves without the aid of 
night scavengers, shall not be allowed to do so except 
upon the written permission of the Commissioner of 
Health, or bis Assistant, and then only in such manner 
as he in said permit shall direct. 

Sec. 11. Night scavengers shall be allowed to charge 
and receive for each load so by them taken and re- 
moved of not less than twenty-seven cubic feet a sum 
not exceeding five dollars for each and every load so 
removed. 

Sec. 12. Whenever in the opinion of the Com- 
missioner of Health, or Health Officer, any privy vault 
shall be offensive and need cleaning, it shall be his 
duty to notify the owner, agent or occupant to cleanse 
the same within a period named in said notice; also, 
together with said notice, to serve a printed copy of 
this chapter, unless the person so notified shall comply 
within the time mentioned, it shall be the dut^ of said 
officer to cause said vaults to be cleaned by one or more 
of the city scavengers aforesaid, and such person so 
failing to comply with said notice shall, on conviction, 
be fined in a sum not less than twenty dollars nor 
more than one hundred dollars : 

Provided, That nothing in this section contained shall 
discharge the owner, agent or occupant of the premises 
from any liability otherwise provided to pay all the 
expenses of such cleaning. 

In case no owner or agent can be found in the city, 
such officers shall cause such off'ensive vault to be 
cleaned, and in either case the expense shall be col- 
lected as in other cases of the removal or abatement of 
nuisancrs. 

Sec. 1.3, All ordinances, or parts of ordinances, con- 
flicting or inconsistent with the provisions of this 
ordinance, are hereby expressly repealed. 

Sec. 14. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage. 

The City Comptroller submitted a report covering 
list of Aldermen who have paid their taxes since the 
date of the city election, held April 18th, 1876, and of 
those who are in arrears of taxes. 

Aid. McCrea moved that the report be received aud 
placed on file. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

yea«— McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thom- 
pson, Gilbert, Sheridan, Sommer, Lodding, CuUerton, 
Tarnow, O'Brien Lawler, Beidler, Van Oadel, Smith, 



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White, Throop, McCrea, Bawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, 
Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Linsenbarth, MurpWy, 
Sweeney, Kirk— ^28. 
Natj$ — Lengacher — 1. 

The Gas luspectoi- submitted a report stating that the 
test lamp at the engine house at 225 Michigan street, 
had not been lighted and extinguished in accordance 
with the new time table. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to refer the report to the Com- 
mittee ou Gas Lights. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of Anton La 
Motte, Assistant City Weigher, at Southeast corner of 
Lari-abee and Center streets. 

Aid. Eawleigh moved that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ORDIN- 
ANCES. 

Aid. Lodding presented a petition for a sewer on West 
Eighteent street, froin Centre avenue to Throop street, 
which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division. 

Aid. Sweeney presented a remonstrance against the 
appointment of Lorenz Maierhofer as City Weigher at 
corner of Market Square and Archer aA'enue, which 
was 

Referred to Committee on Markets. 

Aid. Rawleigh presented a resolution providing for 
the reduction of the price of gas to $1.50 per 1000 cubic 
feet, and changing burners on street lamps from 5 to 3 
foot burners, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Rosenberg presented an ordinance concerning 
the City Collector, which was 
Referred to Committee on Jadiciary. 

Aid. Sweeney presented the petition of James Gyles 
to lay down his pavement on intersection of La Salle 
and Washington streets, Avhich was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, South 
Division. 



Aid. Throop presented a communication from A. M. 
Billings, President of People's Gas Light and Coke 
Company, offering to reduce the price of gas in the 
West Division, which was 

Referred to Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Sweeney moved that the Committee on Gas 
Lights be instructed to report on the above communi- 
cation, and all other matters pertaining to the lighting 
of the city with gas, at the next regular meeting, and 
that their report be made the special order for five 
o'clock. 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Baumgarten, of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, West Division, to 
whom was referred the report of the Commissioners to 
make estimate for curbing and paving sundry lots on 
Fulton street from Sangamon street to Elizabeth street, 
and an order of approval, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the report of Commissioners be approved 
and the order passed. 

Aid. White moved to concur in the report and ])ass 
the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — McAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg. Aldrich, Thomp- 
son, Gilbert, Sheridan, Lodding, CuUerton, Tarnow, 
O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, White, 
Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Baum- 
garten, Niesen, Lengacher, Linsenbarth, Murphy, 
Sweeney, Kirk— 28. 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Gilbert presented a resolution directing the 
Comptroller to report the names of the special funds 
and amounts that are to the credit of each, which was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 



REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

FIXANOE. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom was referred a 
communication from Fitzsimmons & Connell, contract- 
ors for the construction of the Fullerton avenue con- 
duit, relative to cessation of work on said conduit, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that work be stopi^ed 
on said conduit. 

Aid. Waldo presented a communication from G. P. 
Buckingham praying that work on the Fullerton avenue 
condiiit be completed. 

Aid, Waldo presented a resolution providing for the 
completion of the Fullerton avenue conduit, and moved 
its adoption. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the resolution be referred 
to the Committee on Fin-anco. 

'^Ald. Aldi'ich moved that when this Council adjourns 
it be until Thursday. Aiigust 24, at 7:30 o'clock P. M. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. CuUerton moved that the Fullerton avenue con- 
duit papers be made a special order for Thursday 
evening at 7:30 P. M. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. White moved that the Council do now take a 

until 7:30 o'clock P. M. 
The motion prevailed. 



The Council reassembled at 7:30 o'clock, and there 
were then present : Aid. Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, 
Thompson, Gilbert, Sheridan, Lodding, Cullerton, 
Kerber, Tarnow, O'Brien, Lawler, Beidler, Van Osdel, 
Smith, White, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, 
Wheeler, Ryan, Baumgarten, Niesen, Waldo, Len- 
gacher, Linsenbarth, Sweeney, Boser, Kirk. 

Absent— Aid. Pearsons, McAuley, Stewart, Sommer, 
Briggs, Murphy and His Honor the Mayor. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that Aid. 31cCrea take the 
chair. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Chair directed that the special order, the ordi- 
nance concerning the Chicago, Millington & Western 
Railroad, be now taken up. 

The Clerk presented a communication from the Cor- 
poration Counsel recommending that Section 3 of the 
ordinance be amended by striking out, in the tenth 
and eleventli lines, the words " and the paving and 
keeping in repair of so much of" so that it shall read 
that the " snid streets, alleys and crossings which may be 
occupied by said railway company with its tracks, 
switches and turnouts shall, whenever required by the 
City Council, be graded, paved and repaired by said 
company under the direction of the Board of Public 
Works, and shall be repavcd and repaired whenever 
ordered by the Board of Public Works or City Council, 
and shall be kept and maintained in good order and 
repair." 

Aid. Thompson moved that the ordinance be amended 
as recommended by the Corporation Counsel. 

Aid. Sweeney moved that the ordinance be postponed 
for two weeks. 

Aid. RaAvleigh moved to lay the motion of Aid. 
Sweeney on the table, and the motion prevailed by 
yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Ballrird, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gil- 
bert, Sheridan, Tarnow, Beidler, Van Osdel, Smith, 
Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, 
Waldo, Linsenbarth, Kirk— 18. 

Nays — Cullerton, Kerber, Lawler, White, Ryan, 
Baumgarten, Niesen, Lengacher, Sweeney, Boser — 10. 

Aid. Sheridan moved to amend the ordinance by in- 
serting the word " narrow-gauge " before the words 
" track or tracks." 

Aid. Thompson called for the previous question, and 
the call was sustained. 

The question being on the amendment of Aid. Sheri- 
dan, Aid. White demanded the yeas and nays, and the 
motion prevailed by the following v ote : 

Yeas — Ballard, Rosenberg, Thompson, Gilbert, Sheri- 
dan, Lodding, Cullerton, Tarnow, Lawler, Beidler, Van 
Osdel, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, 



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Ryan, Baumgarten, Mesen, Waldo, Linsenbarth, Swee- 
ney, Kirk — 2a. 

Nays — Aldrich, Kerber, O.'Brien, Smith, White, Boser 
—6. 

The question being on the amendment of Aid. 
Thompson, the yeas and nays were called and the 
amendment was adopted hj the following vote : 

Yeccs — Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gil- 
bert, Sheridan, Lodding, Tarnow, Beidler, Van Osdel, 
Smith, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, 
Ryan, Niesen, Waldo, Linsenbarth, Sweeney, Kirk — 22. 

Nays. — Cullerton, Kerber, O'Brien, Lawler, White, 
Baumgarten, Boser — 7. 

The question then being on the passage of the ordi- 
nance, Aid. Cullerton demanded the yeas and nays, and 
the ordinance as amended was passed by the following 
vote : 

Yeas — Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gil- 
bert, Sheridan, Lodding, Tarnow, Beidler, Van Osdel, 
Smith, Throop, McCrea, Rawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, 
Ryan, Niesen, Waldo, Linsenbarth, Kirk — 21. 

Nays — Cullerton, K^erber, O'Brien, Lawler, White, 
Baumgarten, Sweeney, Boser — 8. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
AN ORDINANCE 
Concerning the Chicago, Millington & Western Rail- 
way Company. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the Oity of Chicago : 
. Section 1. That permission and authority be and is 
hereby granted to the Chicago, Millington & Western 
Railway Company to introduce its road into the city of 
Chicago, commencing on the western city limits near 
the center line of Section Twenty-six (26), Township 
Thirty-nine ( 39), Range Thirteen (13), east of the third 
principal meridian; thence on Twenty -sixth street, or 
the line thereof, to a connection with the tracks of the 
Chicago & Southei'n Railway, where the same are laid 
upon said street under an oidinance of the Common 
Council passed October 26, 1874. 

Sec. 2. And said company may operate its narrow- 
gauge tracks, the construction of which is authorized 
as subject to all ordinances of the city governing rail- 
road corporations, now in force or which may hereafter 
be passed. 

Sec. 3. Permission and authority are hereby granted 
to the said Chicago, Millington & Western Railway 
Company to construct, maintain and operate its rai - 
road, with single or double narrow-gauge tracks and 
all necessary switches and turnouts along the line as 
may be necessary to transact the ordinary business of 
said railroad company, said narrow-gauge track or 
tracks, switches and turnouts to be laid, built and con- 
structed subject to the directions of the Board of Pub- 
lic Works of the city ; the said streets, alleys and cross- 
ings which may be occupied by said railway company 
with its tracks, switches and turnouts shall, whenever 
required by the City Council, be graded, paved and re- 
paired by said company under the direction of the 
Board of Publi& Works, and shall be re paved and re- 
paired whenever ordered by the Board of Public 
Works or City Council, and shall be kept and main- 
tained in good order and repair. 

Sec. 4. Said Chicago, Millington & Western Railway 
Company is hereby authorized to run its cars over and 
along said narrow gauge track with steam or such 
other motive power as said Company may deem best, 
subject, however, to all laws and ordinances of the city 
of Chicago relating to railway companies, now in force 
or which may hereafter be passed ; but this section 
shall not be so construed as to authorize said company 
to construct or operate what is commonly known as a 
horse railroad, transporting passengers and baggage to 
and fro within the city of Chicago. 

Sec. 5. Permanent crossings shall be made and main- 
tained by said Chicago, Millington <fe Western Railway 
Company where said narrow gauge track or tracks 
cross any street or alley within the limits of the city of 
Chicago, according to the direction of the Board of 
Public Works, or as may be ordered and directed by 
the Common Council of the city, at any and all times 
during the continuance of the franchise hereby granted. 
Sec. 6. The permission and authority hereby gi-auted 
are upon the further express condition that the said 
Chicago, Millington & Western Railway Company 
shall and will forever indemnify and save harmless the 
city of Chicago against and from any and all damages, 
judgments, decrees and costs, and expenses of the same, 
which it may suffer, or which may be recovered and 



obtained against the city by reason of the granting of 
such privileges and authority, or for or by reason of, or 
growing out of, or resulting from the passage of this 
ordinance, or with the exercise by said company of the 
privileges hereby granted. 

Sec. 7. Said company shall permit any corporation, 
person or persons, duly authorized by ordinance of said- 
city, to construct side-tracks to intersect any track or 
tracks of said railway company, within the limits of 
said city, for the purpose of conveying property to and 
from said railway to any warehouse, lumber yard, coal 
yard or manufactory situated within one thousand 
(1,000) feet of such railway ; and, upon reasonable com- 
pensation being made therefor, shall at all times per- 
mit the owners or lessees of any such side-track, or the 
consignees of any property, to take the cars containing 
such propert}^ to him or them consigned to any such 
warehouse, lumber yard, coal yard or manufactory situ- 
ated upon any such side-track ; and that such owner, 
lessee or person conducting or carrying on any such 
warehouse, lumber yard, coal yard or manufactory shall 
be entitled to have any property taken from any such 
warehouse, lumber yard, coal yard or manufactory over 
any such side-track to and tipon the track of said rail- 
way, under the directions and regulations of said 
Chicago, Millington & Western Railway Company, 
without unreasonable delay. Provided, however, That any 
cars so taken shall be returned without any unneces- 
sary delay. 

Sec. 8. Said company shall permit any other two 
railway companies to use the right of way hereby au- 
thorized upon such full and equitable terms as may be 
agreed upon between said other companies, jointly and 
severally, and said Chicago, Millington & Western 
Railway Company ; and, in event of a disagreement as 
to such terms, the same shall be settled and determined 
by three disinterested persons, one to be named by such 
other railway companies, and the other by the Chicago, 
Millington & Western Railway Company, and the two 
so chosen to choose a third person, and the terms and 
conditions which shall be agreed and determined upon 
by such three persons so chosen, or a majority of them, 
shall be the terms and conditions upon which such 
other railway companies respectively shall he allowed 
to use and occupy the right of way hereby authorized ; 
and such other i-ailway companies shall, in such case, 
huve the same privileges to run cai's upon and across 
all streets, avenues, alleys and highways as are herein 
granted to said Chicago, Millington &■ Western Rail- 
way Company, and shall be subject to all the terms, 
conditions and restrictions contained in this ordinance 
to the same extent as said Chicago, Millington & M^est- 
ern Railway Company. 

Sec 9. This ordinance shall take effect and be in 
force from and after its passage and due publication. 



FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the 
several resomtions of Aid. Sheridan, Sweeney, Culler- 
ton and Lawler relative to paying employes in the 
Water Department, also that full payment be made to 
all persons discharged from the city employment, also 
petition of laborers for pay, submitted a report stating 
that employes discharged have been paid so far as the 
embarrassed financial condition of the city will admit. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the report be placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

•JUDICIARY. 

The Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 
the official bond of Frank Richter as City Weigher, 
submitted a report recommending that it be approved. 

Aid. Ryan moved to concur in the report and approve 
the bond. 

The motion prevailed. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred a resolu- 
tion directing heads of departments to report the 
amount of reduction in their departments, submitted 
a report recommending the passage of tiie resolution. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the report and 
adopt the resolution 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the beads of the departments be di- 
rected to report to the Council at the next regular 
meeting the reductions made in their several depart- 



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ments. both as to numbei' of employes by name, and the 
amoi'-ut of the salaries of employes retained since the 
adoption of the resolution of the Council relative to a 
reduction of salaries. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred a commu- 
nication from the Board of Education asking an inves- 
tigation of charges made against some of the members 
of the Board, sirbmitted a report adverse to the prayer 
of the communication. 

Aid. Cullertou and O'Brien requested that the report 
be laid over and published, 

The following is the report: 
To (he Mayor and Oily Council of Chicago : 

Tour Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 
the resolution of the Board of Education, asking thiit 
an investigation be had by the Council for the purpose 
of proving the truth or falsity of the statements con- 
tained in the anonymous communications which were 
read in the Council referring to the character of some 
of the members of the Board, having had the same un- 
der consideration, respectfully report : 

That they have carefully examined the communica- 
tions, and are of opinion that the charges and state- 
ments which they contain are so general and indefinite 
tliat your committee are unable to perceive the neces- 
sity or propriety of an investigation. There are, to be 
sure, reflections upon the character of some members 
of the Board for honesty and ability, and upon th'^ 
pui-poses for which they hold and administer their 
offices. 

These matters can hardly be investigated by a com- 
mittee of the Council. The only charge at alf specific 
which the papers contain is that there is a "ring." 
This chai-ge cannot be proved or disproved by any of 
the means which the Council is at libei'ty to use. 

If the charge is taken to mean that a conspiracy has 
been formed for an improper purpose, it is evident that 
the courts are the proper places for the investigation. 
If it is only intended to charge that intrigue has been 
used to effect certain objects, there might and probably 
would be disagreement in the Council and elseMhere 
upon the question whether those objects are worthy or 
im worthy. 

It is evident that any investigation based upon those 
papers would involve the character of the gentlemen 
referred to, for competency as well as honesty of pur- 
pose, and an inquiry into the general management of 
the schools for years past. It would excite political, 
religious and national prejudices, and involve the 
teachers, and perhaps the scholars, in a useless and 
improper controversy. 

The writer of one of the papers cannot now be 
called upon to substantiate his .statements, and the 
writer of the other is still unknown. Tour committee 
believe that an attempt to make the investigation 
requested would not only be futile, but in every view 
undesirable. Tindication from charges so indefinite 
and intangible, must be sought, not from an investi- 
gation by a committee, but from general reputation 
among associates and neighbors and an established 
character. 

JOHN L THOMPSON, 
CHAS. TARNOW, 
JAMES H. GILBERT, 
A. W. WALDO, 
FRANK LAWLER, 

Committee on Judiciary. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred a commu- 
nication from the City Attorney relative to the employ- 
ment of M. E. Tuley in the case of Rumsey vs. City, 
submitted a report recommending the adoption of an 
accompanying resolution. 

Aid. Thompson moved to amend the resolution by 
i